• Derek Stein
  • Assistant professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    735 Bannatyne Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0J9

    Phone: 204-945-7545  

Cross appointments

Does not hold any cross appointments.

Research achievements

Research summary 

Dr. Stein’s current research is primarily focused on pathogens of emerging/re-emerging public health concern and the development of diagnostic platforms for detection and surveillance.

His research interests also include understanding pathogenesis to emerging pathogens in order to inform the rapid development of novel vaccines and diagnostics.

A better understanding of pathogenesis will allow for the development of enhanced diagnostics to combat current public health priorities in the field of emerging pathogens.


  • Diagnostics
  • Pathogenesis
  • Serology
  • Syphilis
  • Vaccines

Research affiliations

Scientist, Cadham Provincial Laboratory

Research groups

Canadian Public Health Laboratory Network – COVID-19 Serology Task Force

Canadian Public Health Laboratory Network – Respiratory Virus Infections


Dr. Stein graduated with a PhD in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease from the University of Manitoba where he studied HIV resistance in Kenyan sex workers.

Dr. Stein went on to conduct his post-doctoral studies at the National Microbiology Laboratory where he focused on the development of vaccines/therapeutics for CL4 pathogens such as Ebola and Lassa virus.

Currently, Dr. Stein uses a combination of basic science and epidemiology to study pathogens of public health consequence as a scientist in the Serology and Parasitology department at Cadham Provincial Laboratory.

Dr. Stein also serves as the provincial expert in the detection of blood-borne pathogens, STBBI’s, zoonotic diseases, viral exanthemata, and parasitic infections.


Bachelor of Science Honours in Genetics, University of Manitoba (2005)

Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba (2014)

Awards / Funding


  • Public Health Agency of Canada Perseverance Award – Zika Response Team


  • NSERC Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government Laboratories ($100,000-2yrs)


  • CIHR Innovative Ebola Research Grants – Operating Grant: Determinants of Virulence and Transmission in the West African Ebola Outbreak ($229,250, 1-yr)


  • CIHR Canada Graduate Doctoral Fellowship ($105,000-3yrs)
  • CIHR International Infectious Disease and Global Health Studentship ($80,000-4yrs)

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