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angle-left Pierre Lebel, MD

Associate Investigator, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University


  • 514-934-1934 ext. 42812


MALDI-TOF • FTRI • bacterial identification • molecular biology • clinical microbiology

Research Focus

My research focuses on rapid detection of bacteria to improve clinical microbiology diagnosis. Conjointly with the Infrared McGill Group, I develop Fourier Transform Infrared rapid detection of bacteria directly from positive blood cultures and from bacterial colonies. I also evaluate rapid microbial identification methodology such as PCR and MALDI-TOF for clinical microbiology.

Selected Publications

  • H. Y. Kim, J. Sedman, A.. A. Ismail, P. Doyle, P. Lebel. Rapid classification of nosocomial bacteria using attenuated total reflectance Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy. McGill IR Group, McGill University Health Centre, McGill University. Abstract 25, JAFA, AMMIQ, Quebec City, June 2015.