Dr. Ian Lewis is an Assistant Professor and Alberta Innovates Translational Health Chair in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary. Dr. Lewis earned a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed his postdoctoral training at Princeton University. The Lewis laboratory specializes in unraveling the complex host-pathogen metabolic dynamics that occur during infections. To support this research, Dr. Lewis founded the Calgary Metabolomics Research Facility (CMRF), a unique microbiology, engineering, and analytical laboratory that was specifically designed for decoding microbial metabolism and translating these phenomena into practical tools for diagnosing and fighting infections. Recently, Dr. Lewis partnered with Calgary Laboratory Services to launch a suite of new diagnostic tools and treatment practices that may significantly reduce the number of people die from infections.