Michael Shamash

Michael Shamash

Master’s Student

Maurice Lab

McGill University


I’m a Master’s student in the Maurice Lab at McGill University. My research interests include studying bacteirophage-bacteria interactions of the infant gut microbiota and how their dynamics change over time in the contexts of health and disease. To do so, I use single-cell techniques combined with viral and bacterial metagenomics. I also maintain our lab’s HPC-hosted Galaxy server, installing custom tools as needed.


  • Infant gut microbiota
  • Bacteriophage-bacteria interactions
  • Microbial ecology


  • MSc in Microbiology & Immunology, 2022

    McGill University

  • BSc in Microbiology & Immunology (Honours), 2020

    McGill University



Flow cytometry & bacterial culturing


Bacterial & viral metagenomics


Development of custom scripts &
HPC deployment

Recent Publications

Relevant Experience


Teaching Assistant

McGill University

Sep 2020 – Dec 2020
Teaching assistant for undergraduate SEA-PHAGES bioinformatics course

Private Tutor

McGill University

Sep 2018 – Dec 2018
Tutored students in Phsyical Chemistry (CHEM 203)

Private Tutor

Marianopolis College

Aug 2016 – Jan 2017
Tutored students in General Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry I


Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master’s (CGS-M)

Master’s Research Scholarship

Graduate Excellence Fellowship

E.G.D. Murray Prize in Microbiology

"Established by friends, students, and colleagues of the late Professor E.G.D. Murray to perpetuate his name at McGill. Awarded to a graduating student achieving high academic merit in the Honours program in Microbiology and Immunology."

Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA)

Undergraduate Research Award (SURA)