Reggie Y.C. Lo, University of Guelph

Professor Emeritus Guelph, Ontario rlo@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 53363

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Professor Lo was trying to decide on a major subject after he was accepted into the B.Sc. program at the University of Alberta. He was always good at the sciences such as math, physics, chemistry and biology, but could not decide which one subject to major in. Then it occurred to him one evening ...

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Bio/Research

Professor Lo was trying to decide on a major subject after he was accepted into the B.Sc. program at the University of Alberta. He was always good at the sciences such as math, physics, chemistry and biology, but could not decide which one subject to major in. Then it occurred to him one evening while listening to music that perhaps he should learn something new, and he knew absolutely nothing about genes, DNA, regulation etc.

It was 1972 and the revolution in molecular biology and genetic research had just begun. So Professor Lo majored in genetics for my B.Sc. degree and followed with a Ph.D. degree in genetics. He learned about how to manipulate DNA (cloning and sequencing) and how genes are regulated. When he came to the Department of Microbiology at the University of Guelph, he knew very little about microbiology and had to learn pretty well from scratch. Luckily, DNA is the same regardless where they came from. Hence, he was able to use his knowledge on DNA to study virulence and pathogenesis of microbs.


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