Brian Ward

Dr. Brian Ward’s BiosketchBWard Photo 2016

Dr. Ward received medical training at McGill, University of London and Johns Hopkins (Internal Medicine, Tropical Medicine, Infectious Diseases & Microbiology). His research training began as a Rhodes scholar (1977-1980) and continued at Johns Hopkins (1986-1990). He joined the McGill Medical faculty in 1991 where he is currently full professor. He is chair of CAIRE (Canadian Association for Immunization Research and Evaluation) and represents Canada/CIHR on the GloPID-R Scientific Advisory Board (Global Infectious Diseases Preparedness Research). He also sits on the Institutional Advisory Board of the CIHR Institute for Health Promotion & Prevention. Since 2010 and 2015 respectively, he has served as Medical Officer for Medicago, a rapidly growing company using plants to make vaccines and Aviex, a smaller US company using attenuated Salmonella strains as vaccine vectors. His research interests include nanoparticle vaccines, adjuvants & immunomodulators, micronutrient-virus interactions, and parasite diagnostics. He has published >225 peer-reviewed manuscripts/chapters and is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. His international work has been carried out with colleagues in Peru, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Haiti and Venezuela among other countries.



  1. The 4th Annual IDIGH Symposium 2018!

    October 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm