Julie Perry received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, and is now a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Gerry Wright’s lab at McMaster University. Julie is investigating how antibiotic resistance genes are passed between bacteria living in the soil, and searching for new molecules produced by soil microorganisms that induce macrophage-mediated killing of bacteria. Julie has authored 16 publications and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Canadian Institutes
of Health Research doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships. She lives in Canada with her husband, 2 children, dog and cat.