• Portrait of Meenu Sharma.
  • Adjunct professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Department of Medical Microbiology
    Room 543 - 745 Bannatyne Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3E 0J9

    Phone: 204-789-6036  

Research achievements

Research themes

Comparison of repetitive sequence-based PCR for rapid genotyping and identification of non-tuberculosis mycobacteria

Determining virulence of Manitoba tuberculosis fingerprints in an animal model

How the immunogenetic program and socio-economic conditions of Manitoba's First Nations affect their response to mycobacterium isolates

MLST of non-tuberculous mycobacteria

Molecular markers of drug resistance in tuberculosis

Study immune responses in mice infected with mycobacterium tuberculosis strains

Study of human genetic polymorphisms (KIR) in cases with active and latent tuberculosis infection

Tuberculosis genotyping databases

Uncovering signatures of mycobacterium tuberculosis specific immune responses to distinguish active versus latent disease

Validation of first- and second-line antimicrobials against mycobacterium tuberculosis

Whole genome sequencing of mycobacterium tuberculosis and other mycobacterium species

Research interests

  • Antibiotics and resistance in mycobacteriology
  • Detection and identification of mycobacteria
  • Reference and diagnostics of tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis in Canadian north
  • Whole genome sequencing


  • Mouse model
  • Mycobacterial susceptibility testing
  • Mycobacterium abscessus MLST
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Non-tuberculous mycobacteria
  • Real time PCR methods
  • Resistance mechanisms in mycobacteria
  • tuberculosis genotyping
  • Whole genome sequencing

Research affiliations



Post-doctorate, post doctorate fellow, visiting scientist fellowship – NSERC (2001)

Doctor of philosophy, Faculty of Science, Punjab University (1999)

Master of science (honours school) - masters, zoology, Punjab University (1994)

Bachelor of science (honours school), zoology, Punjab University (1992)

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