Dr. George Golding

Adjunct Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba.
Head, Reference and Surveillance, Antimicrobial Resistance and Nosocomial Infections,  National Microbiology Laboratory , Public Health Agency of Canada

Degrees: Ph.D. (Microbiology, Manitoba, 2005) B.Sc. (Hons,) (Genetics, Manitoba, 1997)

Mailing Address: National Microbiology Laboratory
1015 Arlington Street, Winnipeg, Mb., R3E 3R2

 (204) 784-8096, 
Fax: (204) 789-5020
E-mail: George.Golding@phac-aspc.gc.ca

Research Interests:
Surveillance and molecular epidemiology of bacterial antimicrobial resistance in healthcare and community settings. Genomic characterization of emerging antimicrobial resistant organisms.


For a list of Dr. Golding's publications, please click here

  1. Golding GR, Quinn B, Bergstrom K, Stockdale D, Woods S, Nsungu M, Brooke B, Levett PN, Horsman G, McDonald R, Szklarczuk B, Silcox S, Paton S, Carson M, Mulvey MR, Irvine J. 2012. Community-based educational intervention to limit the dissemination of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Northern Saskatchewan,Canada.BMC Public Health. 12:15 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-15
  2. Golding GR, Levett PN, McDonald RR, Irvine J, Quinn B, Nsungu M, Woods S, Khan M, Ofner-Agostini M, Mulvey MR, and the Northern Antibiotic Resistance Partnership. 2011. USA400 Continues to Cause High Rates of Infections in Remote Communities of Northern Canada. Emerg Infect Dis. 17:722-725.
  3. Amiali N, Golding GR, Sedman J, Simor AE, Ismail AA. 2011. Rapid Identification of Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus by Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy. Diag Microbiol Infect Dis. 70:157-166.
  4. Kim J, Ferrato C, Golding GR, Mulvey MR, Simmonds KA, Svenson LW, Keays G, Chui L, Lovgren M, Louie M. 2010. Changing epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Alberta, Canada: population-based surveillance, 2005-2008. Epidemiol Infect. 21:1-10.
  5. Floras A, Lawn K, Slavic D, Golding GR, Mulvey MR, Weese SJ. 2010. Outbreak of sequence type 398 MRSA infection and colonization in dogs. Vet Rec. 166:826-827.
  6. Golding GR, Bryden L, Levett PN, McDonald RR, Wong A, Wylie J, Graham MR, Tyler S, Van Domselaar G, Simor AE, Gravel D, Mulvey MR. 2010. Molecular characterization of “live-stock” associated ST398 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from humans, Canada. Emerg Infect Dis. 16: 587-594.
  7. Golding GR, Levett PN, McDonald RR, Irvine J, Nsungu M, Woods S, Horbal A, Siemens CG, Khan M, Ofner-Agostini M, Mulvey MR, The Northern Antibiotic Resistance Partnership (NARP). 2010. A comparison of risk factors associated with community-associated methicillin-resistant and -susceptible Staphylococcus aureus infections in northern communities in Canada. Epidemiol Infect. 138:730-737.
  8. Golding GR, Campbell JL, Spreitzer DJ, Veyhl J, Surynicz K, Simor A, Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program, and Mulvey MR. 2008. A preliminary guideline for the assignment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to a Canadian pulsed-field gel electrophoresis epidemic type using spa typing. Can J Infect Dis Med Micro. 19:273-281.
  9. Doublet B, Golding GR, Mulvey MR, Cloeckaert A. 2008. Secondary chromosomal attachment site and tandem integration of the mobilizable Salmonella genomic island 1. PLoS ONE. 3:e2060.
  10. Golding GR, Olson AB, Doublet B, Cloeckaert A, Christianson S, Graham MR, Mulvey MR. 2007. The effect of the Salmonella genomic island 1 on in vitro global gene expression in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium LT2. Microbes Infect. 9:21-27.
  11. Doublet B, Golding GR, Mulvey MR, Cloeckaert A. 2007. Potential integration sites of the Salmonella genomic island 1 in Proteus mirabilis and other bacteria. J Antimicrob Chemother. 59:801-803.
  12. Christianson S, Golding GR, Campbell J, Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program, Mulvey MR. 2007. Comparative genomics of Canadian epidemic lineages of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. J Clin Microbiol. 451904-1911.

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