Shauna Zenteno, PhD

Dean and Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology

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Personal profile

Personal profile

I am a medical microbiologist, with specific expertise in bacterial genomics, gene expression, bacterial pathogenesis, and antibiotic resistance. Over my career my research has focused on the genetic determinants of bacterial disease, bacterial mechanisms of survival, genomics, bacterial evolution, biofilms, and antibiotic resistance. More recently my research has been dedicated to understanding the impacts of development and climate change on the environment through microbial and metagenomics approaches with interdisciplinary teams and traditional knowledge holders.

Research Interests

My current research is focused on understanding the impacts of human development on the environment, particularly with respect to water quality, biodiversity, and food supply. Our research team employs metagenomics analysis in collaboration with traditional knowledge holders and an interdisciplinary research team to understand and mitigate the impacts of climate change and human development on environmental health.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary

… → 2002

External positions

Adjunct Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary

1 Jan. 2005 → …


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