Dr. Shekooh Behroozian is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in the Faculty of Applied Science. She joined Dr. Jane Hill’s research team in 2021 to focus on characterization of comprehensive volatile metabolome of bacterial pathogens, associated with pulmonary infections, to develop highly specific and non-invasive diagnostic tools. Her current research leverages a wide range of tools including microbiology, chemistry, data processing, and building models to unravel volatile signatures of major bacterial pathogens.
Dr. Shekooh received her PhD in Microbiology from the Faculty of Science at UBC in 2019. The major focus of her doctoral dissertation was on unearthing novel antimicrobial agents from naturally occurring clay minerals and unraveling the mechanism(s) of their potent bactericidal action. That scientific journey together with her MSc studies in Medical Microbiology at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Iran sparked her special passion toward more efficient therapeutics and clinically-applicable novel diagnostics which led her to current Omics-oriented research at Hill Laboratory.
To date, Dr. Shekooh has received recognition for her research through awarded fellowships from Mitacs and John Richard Turner award. She has also received travel awards, presenting her work at several national and international conferences including the Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM), the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF), and International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS).
For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Shekooh, visit ORCID.
Type Trainee Award
Partner(s) Cystic Fibrosis Canada