Current Members of the Geuking Lab

Dr. Markus Geuking, PhD

Dr. Markus Geuking is an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary's Cumming School of Medicine. He is a member of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases as well as of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases. Dr. Geuking obtained his PhD in Immunology from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (Switzerland) where he worked in the lab of Nobel Prize Laureate Prof. Rolf Zinkernagel. He started to work on host-microbial immune interactions using germ-free and gnotobiotic models during his postdoctoral studies at McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada). He then continued this work as a research associate at the University of Bern (Switzerland) before joining the University of Calgary in 2016.

Markus Geuking has over 30 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Science and Immunity. He received the AbbVie IBD Grant (2015), Lutz Zwillenberg Award (2012), and Swiss National Science Foundation Ambizione Grant (2010).

Mike Dicay, Lab Manager

Michael is managing the McCoy and Geuking labs. He is investigating the role of the microbiome in many different disease states. He performs experiments and helps graduate students, Post-docs and staff with their projects while making sure the labs run smoothly. Michael has over 25 years of research experience with the University of Calgary. Starting in Neuroscience investigating stem cell neuroplasticity for several years working with Dr. Sam Weiss, Michael then worked in the field of inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract with Dr. John Wallace and Dr. Wally MacNaughton.

Dr. Regula Burkhard, Postdoc

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Mia Koegler, MSc student

Mia is currently completing an MSc. in Immunology as part of the Leaders in Medicine joint MD/M.Sc. program. Her research focuses on the antigen-specific, adaptive immune response to commensal gut bacteria that disseminate systemically. Mia is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Research Scholarship and the Dr. Joseph Davison Research Day Award. Mia completed her B.Sc. (Honours) in Anthropology (concentration Primatology) in 2015 at the University of Calgary. In her spare time, Mia likes to paint, play piano, sing, and go camping.