Welcome to the Lab of Dr. K. Zhang

Laboratory for Antimicrobial Resistance

Laboratory for Antimicrobial Resistance

Our primary area of interest is antimicrobial resistance.  Our current research activities focus on the molecular detection, characterization and pathogenicity of multidrug-resistance staphylococci, covering Staphylococcus aureus, Methicillin-Resistant S. aureus (MRSA) including hospital-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA) and the re-emerging community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA), and coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS).

We are actively involved in the Antibiotic Resistant Organism (ARO) Program, Alberta Health Services (AHS) with a mandate to detect, prevent and control AROs in the region.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Kunyan Zhang, MD, MSc, PhD

Professor

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases (MIID)

Medicine

Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Medical Scientist
Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance (CAR)
Alberta Health Services(AHS)/Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL)

Primary Member of the Infectious Diseases Research Group (IDRG)
Primary Member of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

Associate Member of the Microbial Research Group