Horacio Bach

Email Address 
604.875.4111 x 62107
Mailing Address 
410-2660 Oak Street Jack Bell Research Centre Vancouver, BC V6H 1C3


Academic Appointment 
Adjunct Professor
Body Locations and Systems 
Immune System
Other Areas of Research 
Antibody Engineering

Horacio Bach earned his PhD in Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology from the University of Tel Aviv in 2001, studying the interactions between an esterase and the polysaccharide emulsan. Subsequently, in his first post-doctorate, he joined the laboratory of Prof. David Sherman in Minnesota working on the development of a biochip for generation of novel antibiotic molecules and the roles of P450 proteins from Streptomyces coelicolor. Dr. Bach worked for Taro Pharmaceuticals in Tel Aviv and New York developing novel fermentation technologies and engineering organisms for the production of steroids. In 2004, Dr. Bach joined the laboratory of Prof. Yossef Av-Gay at the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He worked on the function of tyrosine phosphatases of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the interactions within the host macrophages. His current research interests include: signal transduction, mechanism elucidation of virulence factors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the link between Mycobacterium paratuberculosis and inflammatory bowel diseases, the design of novel antibodies using antibody engineering, and applications of nanotechnology in Medicine.