Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

2023 John G. FitzGerald Award Recipient – Dr. Lori Burrows

This year CACMID is pleased to present the John G FitzGerald Award to Dr. Lori Burrows. This award recognizes Canadian Microbiologists that have significantly advanced the field of medical microbiology through their contributions to clinical, academic, and/or educational pillars.

Professor Lori Burrows is a microbiologist whose research interests include biofilm formation, antibiotic resistance, bacteriophages and ubiquitous bacterial adhesins called type IV pili (T4P). Her lab’s research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada(NSERC), the Canadian Glycomics Network, the Ontario Research Fund, and industrial support. She’s published over 130 papers, reviews, and book chapters. She holds a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Microbe-Surface Interactions, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. She is the Associate Director of McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Diseases Research, a member of the Advisory Board for CIHR’s Institute for Infection and Immunity, and serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Bacteriology (ASM), the Journal of Biochemistry (ASBMB), and ACS Infectious Diseases. Her scientific contributions were recognized in 2020 with the Canadian Society for Microbiologists’ (CSM) prestigious Murray Award for Career Achievement. She is a champion for women in science – she created the CSM Burrows Award for Women in Microbiology, given annually from 2021 to outstanding female microbiology trainees who advance equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility.

We are very pleased to celebrate Dr. Lori Burrows extraordinary national and international contributions and leadership with the 2023 CACMID John J. FitzGerald Outstanding Microbiologist Award.