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Project Information
Description: 

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded project for antiparasitic drug discover in Africa; co-funded by Grand Challenges Canada and CIHR.

Project Date: 
2011-01-01 - 2022-10-27
Type of Project: 
Research
Research Area: 
Health Research
Sub-Research Area: 
Drug research
Funding Source: 
CIDA
Funding Source: 
Grand Challenges Canada
Funding Source: 
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Locations

Canada
United States
Botswana
South Africa

McGill University Project Leader Information

Project Leader: 

Timothy Geary

Primary Position

Faculty: 
Faculty of Medicine
Department: 
Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Institute: 
Institute of Parasitology
Position/Appointment: 
Professor
Other Position/Appointment: 
Director, Institute of Parasitology
Research Interests: 
Coming from a 20-year career in the pharmaceutical industry, I have a strong background in drug discovery and in all aspects of the pharmacology of antiparasitic drugs. This work includs the molecular identification of drug targets through functional genomic analysis of helminth physiology and the engineering of recombinant systems for high-throughput screening for new antiparasitic leads. My lab does research on drug targets in parasites and on the chemotherapy of antiparasitic drugs. In addition, my interests include basic work on the proteins secreted by parasites and hosts that determine the success of infection. Proteomic analysis of the ‘secretome’ of filarial parasites, and the manner in which drugs such as ivermectin affect the secretome, is a focus of my research. This program encompasses both protozoal parasites of human and veterinary importance and includes international collaborators. I am currently looking for students to join my laboratory.
Role: 
Principal Investigator

Other McGill Contacts

McGill Contact: 

Eliane Ubalijoro

Institute: 
Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID)
Role: 
Co-Investigator