Paula Ribeiro

Paula Ribeiro

Associate Professor


T: 514-398-7607  |  paula [dot] ribeiro [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  |  Parasitology Building P-107


BSc, PhD (York)

Short Bio

Paula Ribeiro obtained her Ph.D. from York University in Toronto, Canada, after which she received a Fogarty Fellowship for postdoctoral research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. In 1994 she joined the Institute of Parasitology of McGill University, where she is currently a tenured Professor. P. Ribeiro is the recipient of a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Accelerator Award (2007-2010); she has served as a member of several NSERC grant review committees (2002-2005; 2011-2013), a member of the Steacie Awards selection committee (2007-2009), as a grant appeal advisor for NSERC (2010) and as a permanent member of the PTHE (Pathogenic Eukaryotes) Study Section at the NIH (2012-2016). She is a regular ad-hoc reviewer for all major international Parasitology journals and she is currently a member of the Editorial Boards for Molecular Biochemical Parasitology and the Canadian Journal of Zoology.   

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Active Affiliations


Research Interests

The parasitic worm, Schistosoma mansoni, is a major cause of human schistosomiasis, a debilitating disease that afflicts over 200 million people worldwide. The Ribeiro lab studies the nervous system of S. mansoni, particularly those components of the nervous system that control neuromuscular activity and worm movement. The long-term goal of this research is to identify molecular targets for discovery of new anti-schistosomal drugs and better diagnostic tools.

Current Research

Cholinergic receptors as targets for accelerated anthelmintic drug discovery

Neurobiology of schistosomes

Exosomes: New diagnostic tools for schistosomiasis


BTEC 620 Biotechnology Laboratory 1 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

[course medium LSCI 202]
[course medium PARA 606]
[course medium PARA 607]
[course medium PARA 710]
​[course medium PARA 711]


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