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Dr. Martin McGavin 

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                      Dr. McGavin

Dr. McGavin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Western University, and is a member of the Centre for Human Immunology. Previous appointments were at University of Manitoba (1992-1996), and University of Toronto Sunnybrook Health Science Centre (1997-2009).

Education and Training

B.Sc. (1985) and Ph.D (1989); University of Guelph, Departments of Applied Microbiology (1985) and Microbiology (1989)

Postdoctoral Fellow (1989-1992); University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Biochemistry


Graduate Students


Ph.D. Students

Robert Kuiack

(2018 Present)

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                          Robbie

Role of GraS sensor kinase in S. aureus sensing
and responding to signals of innate immunity

Heba Alnaseri

(September 2012 2017)

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Role of TetR family transcriptional regulator in response
of S. aureus to antimicrobial fatty acids.


Nicholas Nickerson

(September 2002 November 2008)


Molecular analysis of a novel cysteine protease
inhibitor encoded by the serine protease operon
of Staphylococcus aureus.




Kelly Rice

(June 1996 August 2001)


Regulation of colonization and invasive phenotypes by protease activity in Staphylococcus aureus.


Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Nebraska 





Masters Students




Katherine Ferguson

(September 2018 2020)

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Regulation and function of RND family efflux pumps
in Staphylococcus aureus


Robert Kuiack

(September 2017 2018) Reclassification to PhD. Stream

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                        Robbie

Role of GraS sensor kinase in S. aureus sensing
and responding to signals of innate immunity

Jamie Halucha

(September 2015 2017)

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Function of RND family efflux pumps in Staphylococcus aureus

James Schneider

(September 2013 2015)


(Co-supervised with David Heinrichs)

Regulation of a fatty acid efflux pump in Staphylococcus aureus


Piraveina Gnanasunthram

(September 2011 2013)



Differential response of S. epidermidis and S. aureus
to acidic pH and antimicrobial fatty acids





Vithooshan Vijayakumaran

(September 2011 2013)



(Co-supervised with David Heinrichs)


Role of lipase function in growth and virulence of CA-MRSA





William Ngai

(September 2009 2011)



Role of Staphopain cysteine protease in promoting toxin
dissemination in Staphylococcus aureus systemic infection





Yue Zhu

(September 2009 December 2012)



Contribution of Staphylococcal serine protease operon
to tissue invasion






Benjamin Arsic

(September 2010 September 2012)



(Co-supervised with David Heinrichs)
Response of CA-MRSA to antimicrobial fatty acids

















Undergraduate Students


Summer Students

Emily Xiong

(May August 2019)


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                            Emily

Katherine Ferguson

(May August 2017); DUROP


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                            Kate

Robert Kuiack

(May August 2015); SURF


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                              Robbie



John Lee

(May August 2012 & 2013)

Justin Um

(May August 2012); NSERC USRA

Heba Alnaseri

(May August 2010)


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                            Heba





Julie Kaiser

(May August 2009)












Project Course Students




Garrie Peng

(September 2019 April 2020)
MMI4970E


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                            Garrie

Camryn Bonn

(September 2019 April 2020)
MMI4970E

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Henry Cheung

(September 2018 April 2019)
MMI4970E


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Sara Chenier

(September 2017 April 2018)
BIO4999E

Katherine Ferguson

(September 2017 April 2018)
MMI4970E


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                              Kate

Alex Steinke

(September 2017 April 2018)
MMI4970E


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Robert Kuiack

(September 2016 April 2017)
MMI4970E


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                              Robbie

Razvan Paraschiv

(September 2014 April 2015)
MMI4970E

Utbah Kazi

(September 2014 April 2015)
MMI4970E



Zachary Scinocca

(September 2013 April 2014)
MMI4970E



Lee Anne Hiltz

(September 2012 April 2013)
MMI4970E





Erik McRae

(September 2011 April 2012)
MMI4480



Seung-Won Lee

(September 2010 April 2011)
MMI4480

Ben Arsic

(September 2009 April 2010)
MMI4480















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