BSc, MSc, PhD, SCCM
Dr. Muhammad Morshed is a Clinical Microbiologist and Program Head of Zoonotic Diseases and Emerging Pathogens at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). He is also a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He has a MSc of Microbiology from the University of Dhaka-Bangladesh and a PhD in Medical Microbiology from the Yamaguchi University in Japan. He completed specialty training at the Research Institute of Tuberculosis in Tokoyo, Japan and the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Morshed holds memberships in the American Society for Microbiology, Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association and is a registered member of the Canadian College of Microbiologists.
His laboratory at the BCCDC is responsible for specialized serology testing, molecular testing and microbial fingerprinting, program evaluation and research. His research focuses on surveillance of zoonotic and emerging pathogens (including Borrelia burgdorferi). His laboratory is also involved with field studies on zoonotic and vector-borne disease (mice, ticks and mosquitoes) across BC. Dr. Morshed is recognized by the national and international research community for his expertise on Lyme disease and syphilis. He is a member of many provincial, national and international working groups and networks in the area of zoonotic and emerging pathogens.
Dr. Morshed is a Principal Applicant on the grant. He will Co-lead research activities involving risk reduction and prevention with particular focus on activities in BC (Pillar 2). He is also involved in the establishment of foundational resources (national cohort and biobank) and will advise on detection and diagnostic research activities (Pillar 1).