John Brumell

Molecular Genetics


SickKids - Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
686 Bay Street, 19-9706, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 0A4
Research Interests
Bacterial and fungal pathogens, Cell biology, Disease models, Mouse models, Infectious disease and microbiology, Immunology, Zebrafish

Dr. Brumell’s research examines the host-pathogen interface and employs genetic and cell biological approaches to understand these infections and their outcomes. This research focuses primarily on Salmonella and Listeria, which are common pathogens and powerful model organisms for the study of infection. In addition to this basic research, Dr. Brumell’s lab also examines how host-pathogen interactions can impact the development of chronic diseases such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Arthritis.

Courses taught

  • MMG1304H


  • Pitblado Chair in Cell Biology


  • Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
  • Cell Biology Program, Hospital for Sick Children