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Academic Profiles

Dr. Trevor Charles

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Professor, Waterloo Centre for Microbial Research, University of Waterloo / CSO, Metagenom Bio Inc.

Email Address: tcharles@uwaterloo.ca

Bio: Professor Charles is a microbiologist with expertise in bacterial molecular genetics. His research group studies the mechanisms of gene regulatory circuits that control the interactions of Rhizobiales bacteria such as Sinorhizobium meliloti with their eukaryal hosts.

The group also develops methods for functional metagenomics using alternate surrogate hosts, and employs these methods to isolate novel genes with interesting functions from microbial community genomic libraries.

Current research emphasis is on functional metagenomics, bioplastics and bacterial genome engineering.

Website: https://uwaterloo.ca/biology/people-profiles/trevor-c-charles

Twitter: @trevorcharles