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Momar Ndao

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine

Immunology and Parasitology

Momar Ndao

Montreal General Hospital
Department of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
1625 Pine Ave West
Room: R3-131
Montreal (QC) H3G 1A4
Tel: (514) 934-1934 ext. 44537
Lab: (514) 934-1934 ext. 44536 Fax: (514) 934-8347
momar [dot] ndao [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Research Orientations

During the past few years increased awareness of parasitic infections has led to newly recognized parasites, emerging pathogens, and bioterrorism considerations; the fields of diagnostic medical parasitology, treatment and vaccines are undergoing dramatic change. My laboratory has interests in 1) diagnosis of parasitic diseases 2) the study of host-parasite interactions; 3) screening drugs to be used as therapies for protozoan parasitic disease; 4) developing vaccines to prevent parasitic diseases and 5) applying proteomic technology to discover biomarkers for infectious diseases.

Selected Recent Publications

Ndao M, Spithill TW, Caffrey R, Li H, Podust VN, Perichon R, Santamaria C, Ache A, Duncan M, Powell M, Ward BJ. "Identification of Novel Diagnostic Serum Biomarkers for Chagas' Disease in Asymptomatic Subjects by Mass Spectrometric Profiling". Journal of Clinical Microbiology Apr. 2010; 48 (4): 1139-1149

Berrizbeitia M, Ward BJ, Bubis M, Gottschalk M, Aché A, Lacoutus S, Perdomo D, Medina R, Medina M, Spencer L, Ndao M. "85-Kda Protein Of Trypanosoma Cruzi Purified By Affinity Chromatography Used In The Multiple Antigen Binding Assay (Maba) For The Diagnosis Of Chagas Disease In A Venezuelan Rural Community". Parasitology Research 2010 Apr;106 (5):1127-34.

Ndao M. "Diagnosis of Parasitic Diseases: Old and New approaches". Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases, 2010 Apr;106(5):1127-34

Deckers N, Dorny P, Kanobana K, Vercruysse J, Gonzales AE, Ward B, Ndao M. "Use of ProteinChip technology for identifying biomarkers of parasitic diseases: the example of porcine cysticercosis (Taenia solium)". Experimental Parasitology.2008 Dec;120(4):320-9.

Shokoples SE, Ndao M, Kowalewska-Grochowska K, Yanow SK. "A multiplexed real-time PCR assay for malaria speciation with improved sensitivity for mixed infections".Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2009 Apr;47(4):975-80.

Von Oettingen J, Nath-Chowdhury M, Ward BJ, Rodloff AC, Arrowood MJ, Ndao M. "High-yield amplification of Cryptosporidium parvum in Interferon γ receptor knockout mice". Parasitology. 2008 Sep;135(10):1151-62007.

Ndao M, Bandyayera E, Kokoskin E, Maclean DJ, Jutras S, St-John R, Bodie M, Heywood N, Aubin S, Ward B. "Malaria "epidemic" in Quebec: diagnosis and response to imported malaria." Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2005 Jan4:172(1):46-50.

Ndao M, Bandyayera E, Kokoskin E, Maclean DJ, Jutras S, St-John R, Bodie M, Heywood N, Aubin S, Ward B. "Malaria Outbreak in Quebec, Canada in 2000: Comparison of blood smear, antigen detection, and nested-PCR methods for screening refugees from regions where malaria is endemic after a malaria outbreak in Quebec, Canada". Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2004 Jun;42(6):2694-700.