Joaquin Ortega, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences
905-525-9140, ext. 22703
McMaster University, HSC 4H24 1200 Main Street West Hamilton ON L8N 3Z5

Research Interests:

We use electron microscopy and biochemistry to study:
  • The architecture and mechanisms of key bacterial proteases that are the target for new classes of antibiotics.
  • The role of protein factors that mediate bacterial ribosomal assembly and that have been identified as virulence factors and antimicrobial targets.