Burton, Jeremy BSc, MSc, PhD, d.BA
Deputy Director of the Canadian Centre for Human Microbiome and Probiotics
Lawson Health Research Institute
St. Joseph's Hospital
268 Grosvenor Street
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 4V2
Is the Miriam Burnett Chair in Urological Sciences and is the Deputy Director of the Canadian Centre for Human Microbiome and Probiotics based in the Lawson Health Research Institute. He is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Urology, Department of Surgery and cross appointed to the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at Western University.
His appreciation of the microbial ecology of humans as a student was sparked by Professors Gerald Tannock and John Tagg at University of Otago in New Zealand. In the early 2000s, he was fortunate enough to study the vaginal microbiota with then-emerging non-culture-based techniques. These showed that difficult-to-culture organisms, such as Lactobacillus iners, were frequent inhabitants of woman, but were not often detected by bacteriological culture-based methods. After undertaking studies with the Streptococcus salivarius probiotics for upper-respiratory-tract applications, returned to the Lawson Health Research Institute and the Canadian Research and Development Centre for Probiotics to continue working on the exciting area of translating microbial ecological research into real-world applications.
B.Sc. Microbiology and Immunology, University of Otago, New Zealand
M.Sc. (With Distinction), Microbiology and Immunology, University of Otago
Ph.D. Microbiology and Immunology, University of Otago
Post Doctoral Fellow, Lawson Health Research Institute, Canada
d.BA. (With Credit), School of Business, University of Otago
Fellow, St Margaret's College, University of Otago