Faculty Members

Salavati, Reza

Professor; Institute Director
Drug discovery, genomics, and gene regulation in three related trypanosomatid pathogens, together known as the Tritryps. 
T: 514-398-7721  | reza.salavati [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Parasitology Building P-211


Beech, Robin

Associate Professor; Dean of Students
Molecular evolution of neurotransmitter receptors, mechanisms of resistance to antiparasitic drugs, population genetics of nematode parasites.
T: 514-398-7535  | robin.beech [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Parasitology, P-210


Cestari, Igor

Assistant Professor
Signaling and transcriptional control mechanisms that govern antigenic variation. Development of new therapeutics, including drugs and vaccines.
T: 514-398-8764  |  igor.cestari [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Parasitology Building P-212


Geary, Tim

Professor Emeritus
Molecular identification of drug targets through functional genomic analysis. Recombinant systems for high-throughput screening for new antiparasitic leads.  Chemotherapy of parasitic infections. Proteomics and transcriptomics of the host-parasite interface. Drug resistance in parasites.
T: 514-398-7612  | timothy.g.geary [at] mcgill.ca (Email)   |  Parasitology Building  |   Secretary: 514-398-7954


Georges, Elias

Associate Professor
Multidrug resistance in human cancer cells and  Plasmodium falciparum. Antibody engineering for immunotherapeutic treatment.
T: 514-398-8137  | elias.georges [at] mcgill.ca (Email) |  Parasitology Building P-106


Liu, Qian (Vivian)

Assistant Professor
Dr Liu focuses on the interaction between pathogens and their host, specifically their effects on membrane bound organelles. Using super-resolution microscopy, she aims to understand the details of protein-protein interactions, the mechansisms involved and develop novel drug targets to treat disease
T: T: 514-398-7985 |  qian.liu3 [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Parasitology Building, P-040


Long, Thavy

Assistant Professor
Different aspects of Dr Long’s research will contribute not only to better understand the biology of schistosomes and the complex parasite-host interplay, but also assist the search for novel therapeutic targets
T: 514-398-7541  |  thavy.long [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Parasitology Building, P-1114


Lopes, Fernando

Assistant Professor
Role of helminth components in modulating the immunometabolism of immune cells to promote inflammation resolution in inflammatory conditions.
T: 514-398-7607   |  fernando.lopes [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Parasitology Building, P-105


Prichard, Roger

James McGill Professor
Parasite control, mechanisms of action of anthelmintics and the genetics of drug resistance in parasitic nematodes of humans and animals.
T: 514-398-7729  | roger.prichard [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Parasitology Building P-108


Rohrbach, Petra

Associate Professor
Parasitology; molecular and cellular biology of malaria parasites; investigating mechanisms of drug resistance and ion homeostasis in Plasmodium falciparum using live cell imaging techniques.
T: 514-398-7726  | petra.rohrbach [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Parasitology Building P-109


Scott, Marilyn

Host-parasite population dynamics. Epidemiology and community control of parasites. Experimental epidemiology in free-running arenas. Impact of malnutrition and infection during pregnancy and lactation on maternal and neonatal health in laboratory models and human populations. Evolutionary ecology of guppy ectoparasites.
T: 514-398-7996  | marilyn.scott [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Parasitology Building P-214


Xia, Jianguo (Jeff)

Associate Professor (Cross-appointed with the Department of Animal Science); Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Bioinformatics and Big Data Analytics
Bioinformatics and statistics for high-throughput omics data; host-parasite-gut microbiome interactions; environmental genomics and nutrigenomics, big data analytics and systems biology.
T: 514-398-8668  |  jeff.xia [at] mcgill.ca (Email) |  Parasitology Building P-011

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