University of Alberta
Steven J. Drews, Ph.D., F.C.C.M., D(ABMM), Clinical Microbiologist, Associate Director, Canadian Blood Services. Steve completed his Ph.D. in 2003 at the University of British Columbia, in Experimental Medicine (Infectious Diseases). He then completed his Clinical Microbiology Fellowship at the University of Toronto. Steve currently heads the Medical Microbiology Laboratories at Canadian Blood Services, where he provides guidance on transmissible diseases testing, microbiology and infectious diseases issues. Prior to this he was a Clinical Virologist at the Provincial Laboratory for Public Health (ProvLab) Alberta, and the head of the province-wide influenza and acute respiratory viral diagnostics program. He has also held a prior position as Head of Molecular Diagnostics for the Public Health Ontario Laboratories. Steve has significant experience representing diagnostic microbiology and public health laboratories at provincial, national and international committees. He has held faculty positions at both the University of Toronto and the University of Calgary. Steve is currently an Associate Professor in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Alberta Edmonton, Canada.