Tara Moriarty
BA, BSc, PhD
Assistant Professor
Contact information
Faculty of Dentistry
University of Toronto
Matrix Dynamics Group, FitzGerald Building, 150 College Street, Rm 241
M5S 3E2
Phone: 416-978-6685
Fax: 416-978-5956
Research location: University of Toronto - St. George Campus (downtown)
Primary Research Area: Infectious Diseases & Immunopathology
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology
Research Statement:

Blood-borne dissemination of pathogens is responsible for most of the mortality associated with bacterial infections, but dissemination mechanisms remain largely uncharacterized. We investigate the dissemination mechanisms of invasive bacteria (especially the Lyme disease spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi), in an effort to develop alternative therapeutic approaches for treating bacterial infection.