Dr. Joyce de Azavedo is an Associate Professor of Microbiology in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto, Research Scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital and Director of the Toronto Centre for Antimicrobial Research and Evaluation (ToCARE). Dr. de Azavedo obtained her PhD in Microbiology from the Department of Microbiology at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Following a research fellowship at the Pasteur Institute, France, she worked in the Vaccine Research section of the Wellcome Research Laboratories in London, England and also at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute in Toronto. Dr. de Azavedo has presented her work at numerous national and international conferences, and has published several papers in high-impact peer-reviewed infectious diseases journals including Infection and Immunity, Molecular Microbiology, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, New England Journal of Medicine and Clinical Infectious Diseases. She has also has written a review article on Fluoroquinolone Resistance and a book chapter on Streptolysin S.