Mauricio Terebiznik

Associate Professor



CSB Appointment


Research Areas

Cell Biology, Microbiology, Structural Biology


Ph.D. University of Buenos Aires

Primary Undergraduate Department

Biological Sciences, UTSC

Graduate Programs

Cell & Systems Biology
Physical & Environmental Sciences

Research Description

My laboratory specializes in cellular microbiology and cell biology. We investigate different unexplored aspects of the interplay of macrophages, and epithelial cells with intracellular pathogens and toxic fibres like asbestos.

Contact Information

Office Phone: 416-287-7655
Office: SW535A
Lab: 416-208-2692
Lab Phone:

Mailing Address

Department of Cell & Systems Biology
University of Toronto
1265 Military Trail
Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4

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Filamentous morphology of bacteria delays the timing of phagosome morphogenesis in macrophages

Prashar A, Bhatia S, Gigliozzi D, Martin T, Duncan C, Guyard C, Terebiznik MR
2013, The Journal of cell biology, 203, 1081-97, 24368810

The Legionella pneumophila collagen-like protein mediates sedimentation, autoaggregation, and pathogen-phagocyte interactions

Abdel-Nour M, Duncan C, Prashar A, Rao C, Ginevra C, Jarraud S, Low DE, Ensminger AW, Terebiznik MR, Guyard C
2014, Applied and environmental microbiology, 80, 1441-54, 24334670

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Chlamydia trachomatis vacuole maturation in infected macrophages

Sun HS, Eng EW, Jeganathan S, Sin AT, Patel PC, Gracey E, Inman RD, Terebiznik MR, Harrison RE
2012, Journal of leukocyte biology, 92, 815-27, 22807527

Mechanism of invasion of lung epithelial cells by filamentous Legionella pneumophila

Prashar A, Bhatia S, Tabatabaeiyazdi Z, Duncan C, Garduño RA, Tang P, Low DE, Guyard C, Terebiznik MR
2012, Cellular microbiology, 14, 1632-55, 22727141

Vacuolating cytotoxin and variants in Atg16L1 that disrupt autophagy promote Helicobacter pylori infection in humans

Raju D, Hussey S, Ang M, Terebiznik MR, Sibony M, Galindo-Mata E, Gupta V, Blanke SR, Delgado A, Romero-Gallo J, Ramjeet MS, Mascarenhas H, Peek RM, Correa P, Streutker C, Hold G, Kunstmann E, Yoshimori T, Silverberg MS, Girardin SE, Philpott DJ, El Omar E, Jones NL
2012, Gastroenterology, 142, 1160-71, 22333951

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Effect of Helicobacter pylori’s vacuolating cytotoxin on the autophagy pathway in gastric epithelial cells

Terebiznik MR, Raju D, Vázquez CL, Torbricki K, Kulkarni R, Blanke SR, Yoshimori T, Colombo MI, Jones NL
2009, Autophagy, 5, 370-9, 19164948

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SopB promotes phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate formation on Salmonella vacuoles by recruiting Rab5 and Vps34

Mallo GV, Espina M, Smith AC, Terebiznik MR, Alemán A, Finlay BB, Rameh LE, Grinstein S, Brumell JH
2008, The Journal of cell biology, 182, 741-52, 18725540

Autophagy: healthy eating and self-digestion for gastroenterologists

Hussey S, Terebiznik MR, Jones NL
2008, Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, 46, 496-506, 18493203

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Arrested maturation of Neisseria-containing phagosomes in the absence of the lysosome-associated membrane proteins, LAMP-1 and LAMP-2

Binker MG, Cosen-Binker LI, Terebiznik MR, Mallo GV, McCaw SE, Eskelinen EL, Willenborg M, Brumell JH, Saftig P, Grinstein S, Gray-Owen SD
2007, Cellular microbiology, 9, 2153-66, 17506821

Alteration of epithelial structure and function associated with PtdIns(4,5)P2 degradation by a bacterial phosphatase

Mason D, Mallo GV, Terebiznik MR, Payrastre B, Finlay BB, Brumell JH, Rameh L, Grinstein S
2007, The Journal of general physiology, 129, 267-83, 17389247

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Elimination of host cell PtdIns(4,5)P(2) by bacterial SigD promotes membrane fission during invasion by Salmonella

Terebiznik MR, Vieira OV, Marcus SL, Slade A, Yip CM, Trimble WS, Meyer T, Finlay BB, Grinstein S
2002, Nature cell biology, 4, 766-73, 12360287

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