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Reza Salavati

Associate Professor

Graduate Program Director

T: 514-398-7721  |  reza [dot] salavati [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  |  Parasitology Building P-211 | Website


BSc, MSc (California State)
PhD (Wesleyan Univ.)

Active Affiliations

McGill Centre for Bioinformatics
Department of Biochemistry


Research Interests

The model organisms under study are three related trypanosomatid pathogens, together known as the Tritryps: Trypanosoma brucei group, T. cruzi , and Leishmania species. Respectively, these parasitic pathogens cause African sleeping sickness (and related diseases in animals), Chagas’ disease, and the spectrum of diseases called Leishmaniasis. There are two project areas in our laboratory. One is focused on Trypanosomatid systems biology, which is engaged in identifying genes that are essential for the pathogens and determining their function. The other is RNA editing a form of gene regulation that controls energy metabolism in these organisms.


Current Research

Systems analysis of trypanosomatid genomes
Structural dynamics and developmental regulation of the editosome complex in trypanosomatids
Targeting the trypanosome editosome for drug discovery



LSCI 211 Biochemistry 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BTEC 555 Structural Bioinformatics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer



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