Inst. of Parasitology

Congratulations to Professor Robin Beech (Parasitology) who will become McGill’s Dean of Students on November 1.  

Robin joined the Institute of Parasitology in 1992 and has served as the Associate Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies since 2015.  In addition to his extensive experience in student advising, supervision, discipline and policy, he is skilled in conflict resolution, mediation and creative problem solving. 

Classified as: McGill Dean of Students, Robin Beech
Published on: 9 Oct 2020

Professor Reza Salavati has been appointed Director of the Institute of Parasitology for a 5-year term starting July 1, 2020. Professor Salavati is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Parasitology and an Associate Member of the Department of Biochemistry at McGill University. His research programs focus on the biology of the protozoan parasites of global importance and drug discovery. He has developed computational and experimental methods to determine the functions of the poorly annotated parasite genomes to target unique pathways for drug discovery.

Published on: 29 Jun 2020

Dr. Boatin [an Adjunct Professor in the Institute of Parasitology who teaches in the Parasitology graduate program] has played a transformative, frontline role in the field of disease.

“We applaud his tireless efforts in accelerating the pace towards Onchocerciasis disease elimination, and the elimination and control of other infectious diseases in Developing Countries. He has been for many years a frontline health worker driving global health and has been recognized by the Reach Awards program Reaching the Last Mile”, Dr. Roger Prichard.

Classified as: REACH award
Published on: 17 Oct 2019

Congratulations to Jianguo (Jeff) Xia ( AnSci/Para), Guillaume Bourque (Director of Bioinformatics at the McGill University & Genome Quebec Innovation Center) and Pierre-Étienne Jacques (Sherbrooke) who were awarded $1.1 by Genome Canada earlier this week.

Classified as: Genome Canada, human health
Published on: 14 Feb 2019

New labs and equipment through the CFI’s Innovation Fund will help six transformative McGill research projects to collaborate, innovate and train the next generation of scientists for the jobs of tomorrow.

...Professors Timothy Geary (Institute of Parasitology) and Anja Geitmann (Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) were each awarded funding in this round.

Classified as: CFI grants, plant science, parasitology
Published on: 19 Jan 2018

Congratulations to Professor Jianguo (Jeff) Xia, Department of Animal Science and Institute of Parasitology, who has been named a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2)  in Bioinformatics and Big Data Analytics.

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Classified as: CRC Chair, Jianguo Xia
Published on: 12 Dec 2017


Dr. William C. Campbell, D.Sc.'07, is among the three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, announced October 5, 2015, by the Nobel Prize Committee. William Campbell received his Honorary Doctorate at the Macdonald Campus convocation in 2007.

Classified as: Macdonald Campus, Nobel prize, Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, William C. Campbell, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015, Institute of Parasitology, Ivermectin
Published on: 5 Oct 2015


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