G. Douglas Inglis

Research Scientist

Enteric Microbiology and Intestinal Health

Current research and/or projects

  • Taboada EN (PI), Inglis GD (PI), Carrillo C, Wong A, Finley R, Boras V, Chui L. Genome Alberta (Alberta Applied Agricultural Genomics Program) project entitled “Comparative genomics of Campylobacter strains prevalent in Canadian poultry production associated with human disease: identification of biomarkers relevant to the development of targeted mitigation strategies”. 2019-2020.
  • Inglis GD (PI), Uwiera RRE, Abbott DW, Brumer H, Selinger LB, Metz G, Bruce H. Canadian Poultry Research Council (Poultry Science Cluster) project entitled “Mitigation of intestinal inflammation for poultry and production health”. 2018-2023.
  • Inglis GD (PI), Taboada EN, Uwiera RRE, Abbott DW. Canadian Poultry Research Council (Poultry Science Cluster) project entitled “Rationale-based mitigation of relevant Campylobacter jejuni strains within the broiler production continuum”. 2018-2023.
  • Abbott DW (PI), Inglis GD, Slominski B, Thomas D. Alberta Agriculture Funding Consortium project entitled “Discovery pipeline for rapid development of tailored fibrolytic enzymes that improve the digestibility of canola meal for monogastric livestock”. 2018-2020.
  • Kalmokoff M (PI), Inglis GD (Co-PI), Bezanson G, Ells T, Jones T, Guévremont É, Schwartzkopf-Genswein K, Hebb D, Eberl H, Uwiera R, Brooks S, Selinger B. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada project entitled “Development of a competitive exclusion culture targeting Escherichia coli O157:H7 in cattle”. 2018-2019.
  • Brumer H (PI), Inglis GD (Co-PI), Abbott DW, Uwiera RRE. Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) project I entitled “Glyco-caged drug delivery to treat enteric inflammatory diseases in humans and livestock”. 2017-2019.
  • Inglis GD (PI), Abbott DW, Thomas D, Selinger LB, Uwiera T, Kastelic JP, Taboada E, Carrillo C, Amoako K, Waddington L, Uwiera RRE, Selinger LB, Boras VF, Suttorp VV. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada project entitled “Novel Innovations to mitigate Campylobacter jejuni subtypes in the poultry supply chain”. 2016-2019.
  • Abbott DW (PI), Inglis GD (Co-PI), Thomas D, Gilbert H, Martens E, Uwiera R, Uwiera T, Kastelic J, Metz G, Selinger LB, Koegler DP. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada project entitled “Non-antimicrobial alternatives for improving innate immune health, colonization resistance, and environmental performance of swine”. 2016-2019.
  • Uwiera RRE, Inglis GD (Co-PI), Abbott DW, Selinger LB, Uwiera T, Kastelic JP, Boras VF, Koegler DP. Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency project entitled “A novel non-antibiotic therapeutic innovation for acute and chronic inflammatory enteric disease management in mammalian livestock”. 2016-2020.

Research and/or project statements

  • Enteric microbiology
  • Intestinal Health
  • Immunology
  • Alternatives to antibiotics for livestock production

Education and awards

  • PhD, Microbiology, Simon Fraser University (1996)
  • MSc (Distinction), Microbiology, University of Guelph (1989)
  • BSc (Distinction), Microbiology, University of Alberta (1985)

Key publications

  1. Douglas Inglis, G., Ramezani, N., Taboada, E.N., Boras, V.F., Uwiera, R.R.E. (2021). Analysis of Campylobacter jejuni Subtype Distribution in the Chicken Broiler Production Continuum: a Longitudinal Examination To Identify Primary Contamination Points, 87(3), 1-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.02001-20

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  2. Zaytsoff, S.J.M., Uwiera, R.R.E., Douglas Inglis, G. (2020). Physiological stress mediated by corticosterone administration alters intestinal bacterial communities and increases the relative abundance of clostridium perfringens in the small intestine of chickens, 8(10), 1-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms8101518

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  3. Inglis, G.D., Duke, G.M., Goettel, M.S., Kabaluk, J.T., Ortega-Polo, R. (2019). Biogeography and genotypic diversity of metarhizium brunneum and metarhizium robertsii in northwestern North American soils, 65(4), 261-281. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjm-2018-0297

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  4. Jiminez, J.A., Uwiera, T.C., Wade Abbott, D., Uwiera, R.R.E., Inglis, G.D. (2017). Butyrate supplementation at high concentrations alters enteric bacterial communities and reduces intestinal inflammation in mice infected with Citrobacter rodentium, 2(4), http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/mSphere.00243-17

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  5. Buchanan, C.J., Webb, A.L., Mutschall, S.K., Kruczkiewicz, P., Barker, D.O.R., Hetman, B.M., Gannon, V.P.J., Abbott, D.W., Thomas, J.E., Inglis, G.D., Taboada, E.N. (2017). A genome-wide association study to identify diagnostic markers for human pathogenic campylobacter jejuni strains, 8(JUN), http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2017.01224

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  6. Jiminez, J.A., Uwiera, T.C., Abbott, D.W., Uwiera, R.R.E., Inglis, G.D. (2016). Impacts of resistant starch and wheat bran consumption on enteric inflammation in relation to colonic bacterial community structures and short-chain fatty acid concentrations in mice, 8(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13099-016-0149-6

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  7. Jiminez, J.A., Uwiera, T.C., Inglis, G.D., and Uwiera, R.R.E. (2015). "Animal models to study acute and chronic intestinal inflammation in mammals.", Gut Pathogens. doi : 10.1186/s13099-015-0076-y

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  8. Brassard, J., Gagné, M.-J., Leblanc, D., Poitras, E., Houde, A., Boras, V.F., and Inglis, G.D. (2014). "Association of age and gender with Torque teno virus detection in fecal material of patients with enteritis.", International Union of Microbiology Societies, Montréal, Québec, Canada, 29-31 juillet 2014, Presentation. (Poster)

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  9. Topp, E., Lanthier, M., Diarra, M.S., Delaquis, P.J., Bach, S.J., McAllister, T.A., Sharma, R., Inglis, G.D., Masse, D., Bezanson, G.S., Bittman, S., Talbot, G., Masse, L., Brassard, J., Houde, A., Jones, T.H., Lapen, D.R., van Bochove, É., Gannon, V.P.J., Pintar, K.D.M., Masson, L., Neumann, N.F., and Koning, W. (2013). Assessment and management of on-farm fate of microbial and chemical contaminants carried in human and animal wastes used as organic fertilizers. Final Report SAGES #1462. (Report)

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  10. Reti, K.L., Thomas, M.C., Yanke, L.J., Selinger, L.B., Inglis, G.D. (2013). Effect of antimicrobial growth promoter administration on the intestinal microbiota of beef cattle, 5(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1757-4749-5-8

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  11. Inglis, G.D., Enkerli, J., and Goettel, M.S. (2012). "Laboratory Techniques Used for Entomopathogenic Fungi: Hypocreales.", in Lacey, L. (ed.) - A Manual of Techniques in Insect Pathology. 2nd Edition, Academic Press, Chapter 7.

    2012 - View publication details

  12. Inglis, G.D., Taboada, E.N., Boras, V.F., Suttorp, V.V., and Koegler, D.P. (2012). "The campylobacteriosis enigma: a 'One Health' approach.", Canadian Campylobacter Workshop: Reducing public health impact of campylobacteriosis in Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada, October 24-26, 2012, Invited presentation, pp. 15-16.

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  13. Derksen, J., Inglis, G.D., and Sheedy, C. (2012 Internal). 2012 storm water project: microbiological, pesticides and nutrient analysis. Final report entitled submitted to the Oldman Watershed Council and the City of Lethbridge. 31 pages. March 2013. (Report)

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  14. Inglis, G.D., Uwiera, R.R.E., Boras, V.F., Suttorp, V.V., Taboada, E.N., Koegler, D.P., and Kastelic, J.P. (2012). "The campylobacteriosis enigma: a ‘One Health’ approach.", FutureFare meeting, Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency Ltd., Calgary, AB, Canada, June 2012. (Presentation)

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  15. Inglis, G.D. and Uwiera, R.R.E. (2012). "Enhancing intestinal health in Alberta: a system-based, multidisciplinary, and integrated approach.", Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency Ltd., Edmonton, AB, Canada, January 2012. (Presentation)

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  16. Inglis, G.D. and Uwiera, R.R.E. (2012). "Development of biorationale-based alternatives to antimicrobial growth promoters.", Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency, Edmonton, AB, Canada, 2012. (Presentation)

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  17. Inglis, G.D. (2012). "Rationale for intestinal health research: hypothesis and mechanistic directed research.", Lecture to Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency and to Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, Edmonton, AB, Canada, January 2012. (Presentation)

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  18. Inglis, G.D. (2012). "Antimicrobial Resistance in Campylobacter.", published by Beef Cattle Research Council l, Calgary, AB, Canada. (Factsheet)

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  19. Inglis, G.D. and Uwiera, R.R.E. (2012). "Enhancing intestinal health in Alberta: a system-based, multidisciplinary, and integrated approach.", Lecture to Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency Ltd. And Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, Edmonton, AB, Canada, January 2012. (Presentation)

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  20. Inglis, G.D., Thomas, M.C., Thomas, D.K., Kalmokoff, M.L., Brooks, S.P.J., and Selinger, L.B. (2012). "Molecular Methods to Measure Intestinal Bacteria: A Review.", Journal of AOAC International, 95(1), pp. 2-23. doi : 10.5740/jaoacint.SGE_Inglis

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Research facility

5403 1st Avenue South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4B1


  • Adjunct Professor, University of Lethbridge, Departments of Biological Sciences, and Neuroscience
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Alberta, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine