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I am Dr. Peter Pelka, a professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Manitoba.  Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the University of Manitoba is home to my lab (a.k.a. "Planet Pelka"). 


To find out more about what I and my students have achieved and are currently researching, please feel free to browse this site. 



"Intuition will tell the  thinking mind where to look next."

Jonas Salk

Curriculum Vitae
Peter Pelka, BSc, MSc, PhD



PhD Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences
Sept. '02-­Oct. '06 -­ McMaster University, Hamilton, ON 

Advisor: Dr. Peter F. Whyte


MSc Biology
Sept. '98­‐Nov. '00 ‐ McMaster University, Hamilton, ON Advisor: Dr. Ana R. Campos


BSc Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
Sept. '94‐June '98 ­‐ McMaster University, Hamilton, ON



Post-­‐doctoral  training:

Jan. 2011-­‐May 2012 – Post-­‐doctoral fellow, McMaster University, Institute for Infectious
Disease Research
Supervisor: Dr. Dawn Bowdish, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology & Molecular Medicine

Sept. 2006-­‐Aug. 2010 – Post-­‐doctoral fellow, University of Western Ontario, Department of
Supervisor: Dr. Joseph S. Mymryk, Professor Dept. of Microbiology and


Academic appointments:

April 2024 - Present - Professor

April 2018 - March 2024 - Associate Professor.

July 2012 - March 2018 - Assistant Professor,

University of Manitoba, Department of Microbiology

Currently looking for a post-doc

Photos Courtesy of J. Davies

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