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Dr. Momar Ndao

Centre for Translational Biology
Department of Medicine (McGill)

Research Profile

 Fundamental: 75%
 Clinical: 25%
 Epidemiology: 0%
 Evaluation: 0%
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Infectious diseases • parastic infections • host-parasite interactions

Research Interests

My research focuses on: bringing cutting edge science to diagnose infectious diseases, studying host-parasite interactions, screening drugs to be used as therapies for infectious diseases, developing vaccines to prevent parasitic diseases, and applying proteomic technology to discover biomarkers for infectious diseases. Increased awareness of parasitic infections has led to newly recognized parasites, emerging pathogens, and bioterrorism considerations. Therefore, the fields of diagnostic medical parasitology treatment and vaccines are undergoing dramatic change.

Team Members

Name Position
Stewart, James Research Assistant
Hassan, Adam Sahl PhD Student
Sonzogni-Desautels, Karine Postdoc
Brewer, Angela Research Associate
Beauchamp, Annie Laboratory Technician
Perera, Dilhan PhD Student
Marshall, Kelly Administrative Assistant
Martel, Nathalie Laboratory Technician
Vasquez-Camargo, Fabio Laboratory Technician
Brosseau, Noah PhD Student
Carstens-Kass, Jessica Intern
Battelli, Francesca Undergraduate
Yu, Selena MSc Student
Mouhoub, Esma MSc Student
Tandon, Samarth Junior Assistant
Chen, Jackson Undergraduate
Sansoucy, Maxime Laboratory Technician
Paulini, Kayla PhD Student
Berberi, Gabriel Undergraduate
Liu, Sunny Undergraduate

Latest Publications

  1. Perera, D. J., Hassan, A. S., Jia, Y., Ricciardi, A., McCluskie, M. J., Weeratna, R. D. & Ndao, M. (2020). Adjuvanted Schistosoma mansoni-Cathepsin B With Sulfated Lactosyl Archaeol Archaeosomes or AddaVax™ Provides Protection in a Pre-Clinical Schistosomiasis Model. Frontiers in immunology, vol. 11, p. 605288.
  2. Golizeh, M., Winter, K., Roussel, L., Landekic, M., Langelier, M., Loo, V. G., Ndao, M. & Vinh, D. C. (2021). Fecal host biomarkers predicting severity of Clostridioides difficile infection. JCI insight, vol. 6.
  3. Léger, E., Borlase, A., Fall, C. B., Diouf, N. D., Diop, S. D., Yasenev, L., Catalano, S., Thiam, C. T., Ndiaye, A., Emery, A., Morrell, A., Rabone, M., Ndao, M., Faye, B., Rollinson, D., Rudge, J. W., Sène, M. & Webster, J. P. (2020). Prevalence and distribution of schistosomiasis in human, livestock, and snail populations in northern Senegal: a One Health epidemiological study of a multi-host system. The Lancet. Planetary health, vol. 4, p. e330-e342.
  4. Perera, D., Golizeh, M. & Ndao, M. (2020). A Procedure for Analyzing the Proteomic Proteomics Profile of Schistosoma mansoni Cercariae. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), vol. 2151, p. 75-84.
  5. Lawandi, A., Yansouni, C. P., Libman, M., Rubin, E., Emil, S., Bernard, C., Ndao, M. & Barkati, S. (2019). A 9-Year-Old Female With a Cough and Cavitary Lung Lesion. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, vol. 69, p. 705-708.
  6. Grandjean Lapierre, S., Barkati, S., Desjardins, M., Ndao, M., Libman, M., Poirier, L., Mottard, S., Désy, D. & Dufresne, S.-F. (2020). Isolated muscular cystic echinococcosis mimicking neoplasia. Journal of travel medicine, vol. 27.
  7. Hassan, A. S., Zelt, N. H., Perera, D. J., Ndao, M. & Ward, B. J. (2019). Vaccination against the digestive enzyme Cathepsin B using a YS1646 Salmonella enterica Typhimurium vector provides almost complete protection against Schistosoma mansoni challenge in a mouse model. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, vol. 13, p. e0007490.
  8. Sonzogni-Desautels, K., Mead, J. R. & Ndao, M. (2020). Mouse Models for Use in Cryptosporidium Infection Studies and Quantification of Parasite Burden Using Flow Cytometry, qPCR, and Histopathology. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), vol. 2052, p. 229-251.
  9. Makarkov, A. I., Golizeh, M., Ruiz-Lancheros, E., Gopal, A. A., Costas-Cancelas, I. N., Chierzi, S., Pillet, S., Charland, N., Landry, N., Rouiller, I., Wiseman, P. W., Ndao, M. & Ward, B. J. (2019). Plant-derived virus-like particle vaccines drive cross-presentation of influenza A hemagglutinin peptides by human monocyte-derived macrophages. NPJ vaccines, vol. 4, p. 17.
  10. Boodman, C., Libman, M., Ndao, M. & Yansouni, C. P. (2019). Case Report: Trypanosoma brucei Gambiense Human African Trypanosomiasis as the Cause of Fever in an Inpatient with Multiple Myeloma and HIV-1 Coinfection. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, vol. 101, p. 123-125.
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