Donald Sheppard

Academic title(s): 

Professor

Molecular Mycology

Contact Information
Address: 

MUHC Research Institute
1001 Decarie Boulevard
Bloc E, EM33212
Montreal, QC H4A 3J1
Office Tel: (514) 934-1934 ex. 36104 
Lab Tel: (514) 934-1934 ex. 76119

Phone: 
514-398-1759
514-398-4434
Email address: 
don.sheppard [at] mcgill.ca
Division: 
Faculty Members
Branch: 
Microbiology
Location: 
MUHC Research Institute, 1001 Boul. Decarie
Graduate supervision: 

NOT ACCEPTING GRADUATE STUDENTS

Current research: 

My laboratory is involved in identifying the molecular mechanisms whereby pathogenic fungi cause human disease. Our work focuses on two pathogens, Candida albicans and Aspergillus fumigatus, both of which cause fatal infections in immunocompromised hosts. The adherence of these organisms to host tissues, especially vascular endothelial cells is a critical step in the pathogenesis of infection, and our work has begun to elucidate the fungal adhesins involved in this process and the genetic pathways controlling their expression.

Selected publications: