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I am a UBC Killam Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, a Senior Research Fellow at SAHMRI South Australia, and a Canada Research Chair in Health and Genomics. My research interests include small cationic peptides as novel antimicrobials and modulators of innate immunity, the development of novel treatments for antibiotic resistant infections, the systems biology of innate immunity, inflammatory diseases and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and antibiotic uptake and resistance. I have won several awards including the ICAAC Aventis Antimicrobial Research Award, the leading award for research on antimicrobials, and Canada’s three top prizes for Health Research, and I am an Officer of the Order of Canada. I am a co-founder of Migenix, Inimex Pharmaceuticals, ABT Innovations, Sepset Biotherapeutics, and the Centre for Drug Research and Development.

Research Interests

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Adelaide

… → 1971

PhD, University of Adelaide

… → 1975

External positions

Professor, University of British Columbia

Jul 1978 → …

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Research Output 1974 2019

A genome-wide knockout screen in human macrophages idetified host factors modulating Salmonella infection

Yeung, A. T. Y., Choi, Y. H., Lee, A. H. Y., Hale, C., Ponstingl, H., Pickard, D., Goulding, D., Thomas, M., Gill, E., Kim, J. K., Bradley, A., Hancock, R. & Dougana, G., 1 Jan 2019, In : mBio. 10, 5, e02169-19.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

A lipidic delivery system of a triple vaccine adjuvant enhances mucosal immunity following nasal administration in mice

Wasan, E. K., Syeda, J., Strom, S., Cawthray, J., Hancock, R., Wasan, K. M. & Gerdts, V., 7 Mar 2019, In : Vaccine. 37, 11, p. 1503-1515 13 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Aurein-Derived Antimicrobial Peptides Formulated with Pegylated Phospholipid Micelles to Target Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Skin Infections

Kumar, P., Pletzer, D., Haney, E. F., Rahanjam, N., Cheng, J. T. J., Yue, M., Aljehani, W., Hancock, R., Kizhakkedathu, J. N. & Straus, S. K., 8 Mar 2019, In : ACS Infectious Diseases. 5, 3, p. 443-453 11 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Characterization of host responses during pseudomonas aeruginosa acute infection in the lungs and blood and after treatment with the synthetic immunomodulatory peptide IDR-1002

Wuerth, K., Lee, A. H. Y., Falsafi, R., Gill, E. E. & Hancock, R., 1 Jan 2019, In : Infection and Immunity. 87, 1, e00661.

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Controlling biofilm formation with nitroxide functional surfaces

Woehlk, H., Trimble, M. J., Mansour, S. C., Pletzer, D., Trouillet, V., Welle, A., Barner, L., Hancock, R., Barner-Kowollik, C. & Fairfull-Smith, K. E., 21 Aug 2019, In : Polymer Chemistry. 10, 31, p. 4252-4258 7 p.

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