Affiliate Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Canada
Research interests
  • Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Genomics and transmission of Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria such as E. coli, Klebsiella spp. and Tuberculosis
  • Ecology and Evolution of Emerging Fungal Pathogens to plants, animals and humans
  • Metagenomics and Molecular Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases
  • Su, H, Zhu M, Tsui, CKM, van der Lee H, Kooreman MT, Zoll J, Engel T, Hagen F, Li L, Zhu J, Lu Z, Zhang Q, Verweij PE, Deng S (2021) Potency of olorofim compared to contemporary antifungal agents against clinical Aspergillus fumigatus isolates, and a review on the azole-resistance in China. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy doi:10.1128/AAC.02546-20
  • Salah H, Sundararaju S, Dalil L, Salameh S, Al-Wali W, Tang P, Ben Abid F, Tsui CKM (2021) Genomic epidemiology of Candida auris in Qatar reveals hospital transmission dynamics and a South Asian origin. Journal of Fungi 7(3), 240. https://doi.org/10.3390/jof7030240
  • Ben Abid F, Tsui CKM, Doi Y, Deshmukh A, McElheny CL, Butt AA, Bachman WC, Fowler EL, Albishawi A, Mushtaq K, Almuslamani MA, Al Khai A, Ibrahim EB, Doiphode SH, Hamed MM, Omrani A. (2021) Molecular Characterization of clinical carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales from Qatar. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases doi.org/10.1007/s10096-021-04185-7
  • Perez-Lopez A, Sundararaju S, Al-Mana H, Tsui KM, Hasan M, Suleiman M, Janahi M, Al Maslamani E, Tang P. (2020) Molecular characterization of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae among the pediatric population in Qatar. Frontiers in Microbiology 10.3389/fmicb.2020.581711.
  • Huang C, Tsui CKM, Chan M, Pan K, Li X, Wang L, Zheng Y, Zheng D, Chen X, Huang M, Jiang L, Wei L, Liao W, Cao C. (2020) Emerging Cryptococcus gattii species complex infections in Guangxi, southern China. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 14(8): e0008493. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008493.
  • Tsui CKM, Sundararaju S, Al Mana H, Hasan MR, Tang P, Perez-Lopez A. (2020) Plasmid-mediated colistin resistance encoded by mcr-1 gene in Escherichia coli co-carrying blaCTX-M-15 and blaNDM-1 genes in pediatric patients in Qatar. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance 22:662-663. doi.org/10.1016/j.jgar.2020.06.029
  • Zhou X, Wang J, Wang W, Tsui CKM, Cai L. (2020) Changes in bacterial and fungal microbiomes associated with tomatoes of healthy and infected by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici. Microbial Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00248-020-01535-4
  • Tsui CK, Sundararaju S, Al Mana H, Hasan MR, Tang P, Perez-Lopez A (2020) Draft genome sequence of ESBL-producing Klebsiella oxytoca bearing mcr-9 from Qatar. Microbiology Resources Announcement 9:e00429-20. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00429-20.
  • Moure AL, Narula G, Sorrentino F, Bojang A, Tsui CKM, Emani CS, Francisco EPD, Díaz-Hernández B, Rebollo MJ, Torres-Gómez PA, Román EL, Camino I, Castro PC, López LG, Muro FO, Ballel-Pages L, Barros-Aguirre D, Remuiñán M, Av-Gay Y (2020) A MymA bioactivated thioalkyl-benzoxazole prodrug family active against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 63, 9, 4732–4748 https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jmedchem.0c00003
  • Hasan MR, Sundaram MS, Sundararaju S, Tsui KM, Karim MY, Roscoe D, Imam O, Janahi MA, Thomas E, Tan R, Tang P, Perez-Lopez AP (2020) Unusual accumulation of a wide array of antimicrobial resistance mechanisms in a patient with cytomegalovirus-associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: a case report. BMC Infectious Diseases 20:237.
  • Tsui CKM, Sundararaju S, Al Mana H, Thomas E, Hasan MR, Tang P, Perez Lopez A. (2019) Draft genome sequences of two Streptococcus pneumoniae strains causing invasive infections in children in Qatar. Microbiology Resources Announcement 6:8(23). doi:10.1128/MRA.00511-19
  • Tsui CKBeauseigle S, Ojeda Alayon DI, Rice AR, Cooke JE, Sperling FAH, Roe AD, Hamelin RC. (2019) Fine-scale genetic diversity and relatedness of in fungi associated with the mountain pine beetle. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 48: 933-941.  https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfr-2018-0418.
  • Leal I, Bergeron M-J, Feau N, Tsui CKM, Hamelin R, Foord B, Pellow K, and Sturrock R (2019) Cryptic speciation in Coniferophora sulphurascens in western North America and Eurasia. Phytopathology 109: 456-468. doi: 10.1094/PHYTO-12-17-0399-R
  • Tsui CKM, Miller R, Uyaguari-Diaz M, Tang P, Chauve C, Hsiao W, Isaac-Renton J, Prystajecky N (2018) “Beaver fever” Whole Genomic Sequencing of Giardia isolates reveal zoonotic transmission in giardiasis outbreaks. mSphere  “3(@): e0090-18” DOI:10.1128/msphere.00090-18
  • Wong D, Li W, Chao JD, Zhou P, Narula G, Tsui CKM, Ko M, Xie J, Martinex-Frailes C, Av-Gay Y (2018) Protein tyrosine kinase, PtkA, is required for Mycobacterium tuberculosis growth in macrophages. Scientific Reports 8:115.
  • Xu W, Peng J, Li D, Tsui CKM, Long Z, Wang Q, Mei, H, Liu W (2018) Transcriptional profile of the human skin pathogenic fungus Mucor irregularis in response to low oxygen condition. Medical Mycology 56: 631-644.
  • Tsui CKM, Narula G, Gardy J, Hsiao W, Av-Gay Y (2017) Genome sequences of Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv wild type and mutants. Genome Announcements 5 (44), e01156-17