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Tarah Lynch

Position: 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Bioinformatics Analyst, Calgary Laboratory Services and Southern Alberta Clinic

Phone: 
(403) 955-6308
Address: 

#3223, 1213 - 4th Street SW
Calgary, AB  T2R 0X7

Research Activities: 

Applied microbial genomics

Primary Area of Research: 

The field of microbial genomics is quickly evolving. These new technologies provide opportunities and challenges to the clinical microbiology laboratory. My research involves the use of microbial genomics to enhance our understanding of host-pathogen interactions and work towards translating the large quantities of data into clinically meaningful interpretations in the clinical microbiology laboratory. Advancements in sequencing technologies provide higher throughput and increased resolution to the diversity of the microbial community that we share a dynamic and often
mutualistic relationship with. My projects involve microbiome analysis from various anatomical sites in healthy and disease/disrupted states as well as phylogenetics to investigate transmission clusters of communicable diseases.

Publications: 
Degrees: 
  • Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)