Andrew McArthur
Professor, Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences
(905) 525-9140 x 21663

The McArthur Lab's research program is rooted in bioinformatics, functional genomics, and computational biology. It spans complex informatics approaches to the functional genomics of microbial drug resistance, development of biological databases, next-generation sequencing for genome assembly and molecular epidemiology, automated literature curation approaches, controlled vocabularies for biological knowledge integration, and functional genomics approaches in environmental toxicology. A major part of the McArthur research program involves their Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database ( and a national consortium of academic & government researchers developing software and data standardization tools for genomic surveillance of virulent or antimicrobial-resistant bacterial pathogens. They additionally research the use and generation of 'Big Data' in the biomedical sciences, with the goal of integrating biomedical research and clinical healthcare.