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

Dr. Turenne is not currently accepting new students (2020)

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

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. 2019. 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, 12th ed. ASM Press, Washington, D.C.

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. (2nd ed in press for 2020)


Select recent publications:
1. Tortoli E, Brown-Elliott BA, Chalmers JD, Cirillo DM, Daley CL, Emler S, Floto RA, Garcia MJ, Hoefsloot W, Koh WJ, Lange C, Loebinger M, Maurer FP, Morimoto K, Niemann S, Richter E, Turenne CY, Vasireddy R, Vasireddy S, Wagner D, Wallace RJ Jr, Wengenack N, van Ingen J. 2019. Same meat, different gravy: ignore the new names of mycobacteria. Eur Respir J. 2019 Jul 11;54(1).

2. Turenne, CY. 2019. Nontuberculous mycobacteria: Insights on taxonomy and evolution. Infect Genet Evol 72:159-168. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2019.01.017.

3. Vasireddy R, Vasireddy S, Brown-Elliott BA, Greninger AL, Davidson RM, Ard KL, Turenne CY, Wallace RJ Jr. Mycobacterium talmoniae, a Potential Pulmonary Pathogen Isolated from Multiple Patients with Bronchiectasis in the United States, Including the First Case of Clinical Disease in a Patient with Cystic Fibrosis. J Clin Microbiol. 2019 Jan 30;57(2).

4. van Ingen J, Turenne CY, Tortoli E, Wallace RJ Jr, Brown-Elliott BA. A definition of the Mycobacterium avium complex for taxonomical and clinical purposes, a review. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2018 Nov;68(11):3666-3677.

5. Stein M, Tran V, Nichol KA, Lagacé-Wiens P, Pieroni P, Adam HJ, Turenne C, Walkty AJ, Normand AC, Hendrickx M, Piarroux R, Karlowsky JA. Evaluation of three MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry libraries for the identification of filamentous fungi in three clinical microbiology laboratories in Manitoba, Canada. Mycoses. 2018 Oct;61(10):743-753.

6. 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. 2018. Mycobacterium abscessus, a taxonomic puzzle. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 68(1):467-469.

7. 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 subsp. abscessus and Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. bolletii and designation of Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. massiliense comb. nov.  Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 66(11):4471-447.