Division of Gastroenterology

Michael Surette

Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences

Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Microbiome Research

 

 

 

 

Education and Professional Standing

Michael G. Surette is Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, and Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Microbiome Research in the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute and Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research at McMaster University. Dr. Michael Surette obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Memorial University of Newfoundland and his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Western Ontario. His post-graduate research at Princeton University was on bacterial chemotaxis followed by a faculty position in the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Disease at the University of Calgary, where he's currently an Adjunct Professor. In addition, he is Director of the McMaster Genomics Facility.

Research Interests

Michael G. Surette is Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, and Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Microbiome Research in the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute and Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research at McMaster University. Dr. Michael Surette obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Memorial University of Newfoundland and his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Western Ontario. His post-graduate research at Princeton University was on bacterial chemotaxis followed by a faculty position in the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Disease at the University of Calgary, where he's currently an Adjunct Professor. In addition, he is Director of the McMaster Genomics Facility.

Selected Publications

  1. Moayyedi P, Surette MG, Kim PT, Libertucci J, Wolfe M, Onischi C, Armstrong D, Marshall JK, Kassam Z, Reinisch W, Lee CH. (2015) Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Induces Remission in Patients with Active Ulcerative Colitis in a Randomized, Controlled Trial. Gastroenterology. 2015 149(1):102-109.
  2. Whelan FJ, Surette MG.(2015) Clinical Insights into Pulmonary Exacerbations in Cystic Fibrosis from the Microbiome. What Are We Missing? Ann Am Thorac Soc. Nov;12 Suppl 2:S207-11.
  3. Fei,F, Mendonca ML, McCarry BE, Bowdish MDE, and Surette MG (2016) Metabolic and Transcriptomic Profiling of Streptococcus intermedius during Aerobic and Anaerobic Growth. Metabolomics.  12:46.
  4. Bernier SP, Workentine ML, Li X, Magarvey NA, O'Toole GA, Surette MG (2016) Cyanide Toxicity to Burkholderia cenocepacia Is Modulated by Polymicrobial Communities and Environmental Factors. Front Microbiol.;7:725.
  5. Lau, J, Whelan, FJ, Herath, I, Lee, CH, Collins, S, Bercik, P. And Surette, MG. (2016) Capturing the diversity of the human gut microbiota through culture-enriched molecular profiling. Genome Medicine 8(1):72. 
  6. Schenck LP, Surette MG, Bowdish DM. (2016) Composition and immunological significance of the upper respiratory tract microbiota. FEBS Lett. 590(21):3705-3720.
  7. Mendonca ML, Szamosi JC, Lacroix AM, Fontes ME, Bowdish DM, Surette MG (2017) The sil Locus in Streptococcus Anginosus Group: Interspecies Competition and a Hotspot of Genetic Diversity. Front Microbiol.7:2156.
  8. Whelan FJ, Heirali AA, Rossi L, Rabin HR, Parkins MD, Surette MG. Longitudinal sampling of the lung microbiota in individuals with cystic fibrosis. PLoS One. 2017 Mar 2;12(3):e0172811. PMID: 28253277.
  9. Whelan FJ, Surette MG. (2017) A comprehensive evaluation of the sl1p pipeline for 16S rRNA gene sequencing analysis. Microbiome. 2017 Aug 14;5(1):100.

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