Leah Cowen, Ph.D.


MaRS Centre, West Tower
661 University Ave., Rm. 1638
Toronto, ON, M5G 1M1

Phone # :416-978-4085

Web Site: http://individual.utoronto.ca/cowen/index.html


Pathogenic fungi in evolution, development, and disease


Postdoctoral Fellow:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D.:  University of Toronto
B.Sc.:  University of British Columbia

Fields of Interest:

  • Functional Genomics and Proteomics
  • Molecular Microbiology and Infectious Disease


Research Interests:

Research in the Cowen lab exploits model and pathogenic fungi to address mechanisms governing evolution, development, drug resistance, and infectious disease.  We take an interdisciplinary approach incorporating genomics, proteomics, chemical genomics, molecular genetics, experimental evolution, and models of fungal pathogenesis.  Our work reveals novel therapeutic strategies for life-threatening infectious disease.


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