Lowe, Christopher

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Lowe, Christopher


Academic Rank(s): Clinical Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC | Virology Laboratory, St. Paul’s Hospital

Affiliation(s): St. Paul’s Hospital

Research and Scholarly Interests: Infectious Diseases and Immunology Microbiology, Hospital-acquired infections, Multidrug resistant gram negative organisms, Respiratory viruses, Hepatitis B resistance

Clinical Interests:

Short Bio

I was born and raised in Vancouver, and completed most of my education on the west coast. After studying Microbiology and Immunology at UBC, I completed my medical school training at UBC and my residency in Medical Microbiology at the University of Toronto. I also earned an MSc in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (University of Toronto). My thesis focused on the changing epidemiology of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae, and the effectiveness of admission screening for these multidrug resistant organisms. Upon completing my training, I returned to Vancouver to join the PHC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine as a Medical Microbiologist and Infection Prevention and Control Physician. I am also the Program Director for the Medical Microbiology Residency Program at UBC



Academic Background

  • FRCPC, Medical Microbiology, University of Toronto, 2013
  • D(ABMM), Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology, 2013
  • MSc, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, 2012
  • MD, University of British Columbia, 2008
  • BSc, Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, 2004

Awards and Recognition


Link to Dr. Lowe’s PubMed Publications: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=lowe+cf

Selected Publications


Research Interest

  • Hospital-acquired infections
  • Multidrug resistant gram negative organisms
  • Respiratory viruses
  • Hepatitis B resistance

Clinical Service

Current Projects In My Lab Include


Teaching Interest

  • Clinical virology
  • Infection prevention and control