• Dr. Hooman Derakhshani standing by a lake
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science

    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
    Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
    Room 230 Animal Science Building
    12 Dafoe Road
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 Canada




  • NSERC PostDoctoral Fellow, Dept. Medicine, McMaster University, Canada
  • PhD Animal Science, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • MSc Animal Science, University of Queensland, Australia
  • DVM, University of Tehran, Iran


Research interests

  • High-throughput culturing and characterization of human and animal microbiomes
  • Genome-guided discovery of the therapeutic potentials of host-associated microbiomes
  • The role of microbiome in modulation of immune homeostasis and colonization resistance against pathogens
  • Development of microbiome therapeutics to improve production performance and disease resilience of livestock
  • Contribution of mobile genetic elements to genome plasticity and spread of antimicrobial resistance