Caroline Cameron

Academic Institution Affiliation: University of Victoria (UVic)
Academic Institution Position/Title: Professor
Academic Affiliation Faculty: Biochemistry and Microbiology
Hospital/Health Centre Affiliation Position:
Degree(s): PhD

Research areas of interest:
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, PROTEOMICS, MICROBIOLOGY, PROTEIN BIOCHEMISTRY, HOST-PATHOGEN INTERACTIONS, SPIROCHETAL DISEASES, VACCINE DEVELOPMENT
Research Themes:
Genomics and Personalized Health

Biography:

Dr. Caroline Cameron is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Victoria in Victoria BC, Canada, and Director of the graduate program within the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology.  She is President of the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR) and Chair of the 2019 STI & HIV World Congress to be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  She is internationally funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.  Caroline’s research program focuses upon the identification and characterization of molecules that are central to the pathogenesis of the spirochetes Treponema pallidum subsp. pallidum (causative agent of syphilis) and Leptospira spp (causative agent of leptospirosis), with the ultimate goal of translating these research discoveries into vaccine candidates.