• Amrita Bharat portrait.
  • Adjunct professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
    750 Bannatyne Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0W2

    204-789-7654
    amrita.bharat@canada.ca
     

Cross appointments

Does not hold any cross appointments.

Research achievements

Research summary

Dr. Amrita Bharat aims to understand the dissemination of antibiotic resistance and antifungal resistance in Canadians.

She uses whole genome sequencing of human clinical isolates to illuminate the epidemiology and mechanisms of resistance in Candida species as well as enteric bacteria.

These studies can inform antimicrobial stewardship policies and improve infection prevention and control in healthcare facilities.

Dr. Bharat is also interested in prediction of antibiotic and antifungal resistance from whole genome sequences.

Research themes

  • Genomic epidemiology of antimicrobial resistant bacteria and fungi
  • Mechanisms of antimicrobial and antifungal drug resistance
  • Prediction of resistance from genome sequence

Research groups

Research groups include:

International Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood from Care (INTRAC)

Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Evidence Alliance

Specialized Services for Children and Youth (SSCY) Research and Evaluation Committee

Keywords

  • Antifungal resistance
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Candida
  • Enteric
  • Enterobacterales

Biography

Dr. Amrita Bharat is head of Mycology and Molecular Enteric AMR at the National Microbiology Laboratory.

She has an appointment as an adjunct professor in the department of medical microbiology at the University of Manitoba.

She is currently using genomics to understand the dissemination of antimicrobial resistance in gram negative enteric pathogens and antifungal resistance in candida species.

Education

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Microbiology Laboratory (2016)

PhD, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University (2012)

Awards

Dr. Lester Janoff Award for Writing Excellence; Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (2013)

University of Manitoba Rh Award, for outstanding contribution to scholarship and research in the health science (2010)

University of Manitoba Merit Award for Research and Scholarship in the Sciences category (2010)

Contact us

Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Max Rady College of Medicine
Room 543 - 745 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9 Canada

204-789-3299
204-789-3926