Tara Moriarty
BA, BSc, PhD
Associate Professor
Contact information
Faculty of Dentistry
University of Toronto
124 Edward Street Rm 555
Toronto
Ontario
M5G 1G6
Phone: 416-978-6685
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Research location: University of Toronto - St. George Campus (downtown)
Primary Research Area: Infectious Diseases & Immunopathology
Secondary Research Area: Cardiovascular
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.