Allison joined the Wright Lab in the Fall of 2016 after completing a Bachelor of Science at the University of Waterloo. Outside of the lab she enjoys playing soccer, reading, baking and trying new recipes.
One of Allison's projects involves high-throughput cell-based screening of natural products to discover novel inhibitors of an aminoglycoside resistance mechanism and restore antibiotic activity against resistant pathogens. Allison is also developing a targeted capture approach to sequence antibiotic resistance genes from a variety of clinical and environmental samples for resistome analysis.
In their review entitled “Antimicrobial Resistance and Respiratory Infections“, IIDR’s Dr. Gerry Wright and PhD student Allison Guitor discuss the many ways in which respiratory bacteria can avoid or overcome antibiotics, while highlighting other important aspects of antimicrobial resistance.
Source: McMaster IIDR