Nikhil Thomas



Phone: 902-494-8065
Fax: 902-494-5125
Mailing Address: 
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Dalhousie University
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, Room 7-C
5850 College Street
PO Box 15000
Halifax Nova Scotia Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Microbiology
  • Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Bacteriology
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Virulence
  • Protein Secretion Systems and Toxin Biology
  • Microbiome and Gastrointestinal Disease
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Enteric Bacterial Pathogens



BSc (Honours), Queens University
PhD, Queen’s University
Postdoctoral Training, University of British Columbia, Michael Smith Laboratory

Research interests

My laboratory emphasizes a cross-disciplinary approach to studying host-pathogen interactions, using techniques in the areas of molecular microbiology, genetics, cell biology, immunology, cell structure, signaling, and protein biochemistry.

Selected publications

Selected awards and honours

  • CIHR New Investigator (2007-2012)
  • MSHRF Postdoctoral Award
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Award
  • CIS Academic All Canadian - Soccer