Institute of Environmental Change and Society (IECS)
Dr. Nicole HANSMEIER
Nicole is an Assistant Professor (and infectious disease expert) in Biology at Luther College at the University of Regina. The main themes of her research include the study of the molecular basis of infectious diseases, improve disease tracking within communities and identification of biomarkers which can be used to diagnose adverse health events.
One major goal of her research is to gain a better understanding of how pathogens colonize and invade their hosts and ultimately cause disease. To this end, her research applies systems biological multi-Omics and high-end imaging techniques to identify host-pathogen interactions and disease pathways. She also leads a program using wastewater-based surveillance to detect and monitor infectious diseases (in the province) to inform public health responses.
Her research is supported by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Innovation Saskatchewan, Health Canada, SHRF, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and Mitacs.