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Paula Ribeiro

Associate Professor

Paula Ribeiro

Institute of Parasitology

Macdonald Campus, McGill University
21,111 Lakeshore Road
Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Qc, H9X 3V9

Tel.: 514-398-7607
Fax: 514-398-7857
paula [dot] ribeiro [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Research interests

Helminth neurobiology and biochemistry; molecular biology of serotonin receptors and associated pathways of signal transduction in helminths; role of neurotransmitter receptors in mediating anthelmintic pharmacology and resistance.

Graduate student positions

Vacancies for PhD and/or MSc positions in molecular parasitology

Positions are available immediately to study mechanisms of signal transduction in the parasitic worm, Schistosoma mansoni, and the model nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans. Projects include an investigation of neurotransmitter G protein -coupled receptors (GPCR), using a combination of functional genomics and proteomics. Applicants must have strong undergraduate training in molecular biology or biochemistry. For enquiries, please contact Dr. Paula Ribeiro, Institute of Parasitology, McGill University.

Recent Publications

El-Shehabi F, Taman A, Moali LS, El-Sakkary N, Ribeiro P.
A Novel G Protein-Coupled Receptor of Schistosoma mansoni (SmGPR-3) Is Activated by Dopamine and Is Widely Expressed in the Nervous System. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012 Feb;6(2):e1523. Epub 2012 Feb 28.

Taman A, Ribeiro P.
Characterization of a truncated metabotropic glutamate receptor in a primitive metazoan, the parasitic flatworm Schistosoma mansoni. PLoS One. 2011;6(11):e27119. Epub 2011 Nov 1.

Taman A, Ribeiro P.
Glutamate-mediated signaling in Schistosoma mansoni: a novel glutamate receptor is expressed in neurons and the female reproductive tract. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2011 Mar;176(1):42-50. Epub 2010 Dec 14.

El-Shehabi F, Ribeiro P.
Histamine signalling in Schistosoma mansoni: immunolocalisation and characterisation of a new histamine-responsive receptor (SmGPR-2). Int J Parasitol. 2010 Oct;40(12):1395-406. Epub 2010 Apr 27.

Publications - Paula Ribeiro