Dr. Christine Turenne
  Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba
Clinical Microbiologist, Diagnostic Services – Shared Health

Degrees/Certifications: MSc (U of Manitoba, 1998), Ph.D. (McGill, 2009), D(ABMM) 2017, FCCM 2017

Mailing Address:  Department of Clinical Microbiology, St. Boniface Hospital, 409 Taché Avenue, L4025-9, Winnipeg, MB, R2H 2A6

Tel: (204) 237-2125 Fax: (204) 237-7678
E-mail: cturenne@sharedhealthmb.ca

Research Interests:
Current research interests include mycobacteriology, novel & emerging bacteria associated with human disease, bacterial phylogenomics & systematics, clinical microbiology diagnostics

For an up to date link to Dr. Turenne’s publications in PubMed, please click here

Book Chapters:
1. Turenne, CY, JW Snyder, and DC Alexander. 2015. Bacillus and Other Aerobic Endospore-Forming Bacteria. In J. H. Jorgensen, M. A. Pfaller, K. C. Carroll, G. Funke, M. L. Landry, S. S. Richter, and D. W. Warnock (ed.). Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 11th ed. ASM Press, Washington, D.C. (12th ed 2019 in progress)

2. Alexander, DC, PN Levett and CY Turenne. 2015. Molecular Taxonomy. In Y. Tang, M. Sussman, D. Liu, I. Poxton and J. Schwartzman (ed.), Molecular Medical Microbiology, 2nd ed.  Elsevier Ltd.

3. Turenne, C. Y. and D. C. Alexander. 2010. Chapter 7: Mycobacterium avium complex. In D. M. Collins & M. A. Behr (ed.), Paratuberculosis: Organism, Disease, Control. CABI Europe – UK.

Select recent publications:
1. Tortoli E, Kohl TA, Brown-Elliott BA,  Trovato A, Cardoso-Leao S, Garcia MJ, Vasireddy S, Turenne CY, Griffith DE, Philley JV, Niemann S, Wallace RJ Jr, Cirillo DM. 2017. Mycobacterium abscessus, a taxonomic puzzle. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2018 Jan;68(1):467-469.

2. Hasan, N., R. Warren, L. Epperson, A. Malecha, D. Alexander, C. Turenne, D. MacMillan, I. Birol, S. Pleasance, R. Coope, S. Jones, M. Romney, M. Ng, T. Chan, M. Rodrigues, P. Tang, J. Gardy, and M. Strong. 2017. Complete genome of Mycobacterium chimaera SJ42, a non-outbreak strain from an immunocompromised patient with pulmonary disease. Genome Announc. 14;5(37). pii: e00963-17.

3. Tortoli, P., T. A. Kohl, B. A. Brown-Elliott, A. Trovato, S. C. Leão, M. J. Garcia, S. Vasireddy, C. Y. Turenne, D. E. Griffith, J. V. Philley, R. Baldan, S. Campana, L. Cariani, C. Colombo , G. Taccetti, A. Teri, S. Niemann, R. J. Wallace Jr., D. M. Cirillo. 2016. Emended description of Mycobacterium abscessus, Mycobacterium abscessus subs. abscessus, Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. bolletii and designation of Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. massiliense subsp. nov.  Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 66(11):4471-447.

4. Vasireddy R, Vasireddy S, Brown-Elliott BA, Wengenack N, Bolton M, Benwill J, Turenne C. Wallace RJ Jr. 2016. Mycobacterium arupense, Mycobacterium heraklionense, and Mycobacterium virginiense sp. nov, but not Mycobacterium nonchromogenicum, as a species of the M. terrae  complex causing tenosynovitis and osteomyelitis. J. Clin. Microbiol.  54(5): 1340-51.

5. Iakhiaeva E, Howard ST, Brown-Elliott BA, McNulty S, Newman KL, Falkinham JO 3rd, Williams M, Kwait R, Lande L, Vasireddy R, Turenne C, Wallace RJ Jr. 2016. Variable Number Tandem Repeat (VNTR) of Respiratory and Household Water Biofilm Isolates of Mycobacterium avium subspecies “hominissuis” with Establishment of a PCR Database. J Clin Microbiol. 54(4):891-901.

6. Brown-Elliott BA, Iakhiaeva E, Griffith DE, Woods GL, Stout JE, Wolfe CR, Turenne CY, Wallace RJ Jr. 2013. In vitro activity of amikacin against isolates of Mycobacterium avium complex with proposed MIC breakpoints and finding of a 16S rRNA gene mutation in treated isolates. J Clin Microbiol 51(10):3389-94.

7. Wallace RJ Jr, Iakhiaeva E, Williams MD, Brown-Elliott BA, Vasireddy S, Vasireddy R, Lande L, Peterson DD, Sawicki J, Kwait R, Tichenor WS, Turenne C, Falkinham JO 3rd. 2013. Absence of Mycobacterium intracellulare and presence of Mycobacterium chimaera in household water and biofilm samples of patients in the United States with Mycobacterium avium complex respiratory disease. J.Clin Microbiol 51(6):1747-52.