Caroline Cameron

Dr. Caroline CameronDr. Caroline Cameron is an associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Victoria, and a Canada Research Chair in Molecular Pathogenesis. She is also funded by a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award. Cameron holds operating grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the US National Institutes of Health.

The Cameron laboratory focuses on spirochetal bacteria, with a specific focus on Treponema pallidum (causative agent of syphilis) and Leptospira (causative agent of leptospirosis). The overall objective of the research is to identify and characterize molecules that are central to the pathogenesis of these important human pathogens.


University: University of Victoria
Faculty: Science
Department: Biochemistry & Microbiology
Position: Associate Professor

Recent Publications

Houston, S., R. Hof, T. Francescutti, A. Hawkes, M.J. Boulanger, and C.E. Cameron. 2011. Bifunctional role of the Treponema pallidum extracellular matrix binding adhesion Tp0751. Infect. Immun. 79:1386-1398.

Eshghi, A., M. Pinne, D. Haake, R.L. Zuerner, A. Frank and C.E. Cameron. 2012. Methylation and in vivo expression of the surface-exposed Leptospira interrogans outer membrane protein OmpL32. Microbiology. 158:622-635.

Houston, S., R. Hof, L. Honeyman, J. Hassler, and C.E. Cameron. 2012. Activation and proteolytic activity of the Treponema pallidum metalloprotease, Pallilysin. PLoS Pathogens. 8(7):e1002822.

Eshghi, A., K. Lourdault, G. Murray, T. Bartpho, R.W. Sermswan, M. Picardeau, B. Adler, B. Snarr, R. L. Zuerner, and C.E. Cameron. 2012. Leptospira interrogans catalase is required for resistance to H2O2 and for virulence. Infection and Immunity. 80:3892-3899.

Smith, B.C., Y. Simpson, M.G. Morshed, L.L.E. Cowen, R. Hof, C. Wetherell, and C.E. Cameron. 2013. Syphilis diagnosis – new proteins for a new perspective. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 51:105-111.