Andrew Santos

Andrew is a PhD Candidate and an NSERC Canada Graduate Scholar. He grew up in Toronto, ON and received his Honours BSc in Human Biology and Immunology from the University of Toronto in 2013. He completed a co-op term with Dr. Gerald Prud’homme at the St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, where he studied the immunomodulatory effects of GABA in type 1 diabetes. Andrew has always been fascinated by the human immune system. This led to his interest in how enteropathogenic and enterohemorrhagic E. coli evade the human immune system during infection. His current work focuses on how enteropathogenic and enterohemorrhagic E coli utilize their type III secretion systems to influence intracellular signalling in human cells during infection.

Interesting fact: Andrew is a novice (terrible) drummer and avid gym-goer. He enjoys hikes, rides, and camping. He’s been told that he has a passing resemblance to Clark Kent, and he enjoys hearing it every time.

Contact info: andrew.santos@msl.ubc.ca