Lab Information

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
Battelli, Francesca Undergraduate
Mouhoub, Esma MSc Student
Tandon, Samarth Junior Assistant
Chen, Jackson MSc Student
Sansoucy, Maxime Laboratory Technician
Berberi, Gabriel Undergraduate
Liu, Sunny Undergraduate

Latest Publications

  1. Yansouni, C. P., Papenburg, J., Cheng, M. P., Corsini, R., Caya, C., Vasquez Camargo, F., Harrison, L. B., Zaharatos, G., Büscher, P., Faye, B., Ndiaye, M., Matlashewski, G. & Ndao, M. (2021). Specificity of SARS-CoV-2 antibody-detection assays against S and N protein among pre-COVID-19 sera from patients with protozoan and helminth parasitic infections. Journal of clinical microbiology, p. JCM0171721.
  2. Sonzogni-Desautels, K. & Ndao, M. (2021). Will Auranofin Become a Golden New Treatment Against COVID-19?. Frontiers in immunology, vol. 12, p. 683694.
  3. Perera, D. J. & Ndao, M. (2021). Promising Technologies in the Field of Helminth Vaccines. Frontiers in immunology, vol. 12, p. 711650.
  4. Drews, S. J., Van Caeseele, P., Bullard, J., Lindsay, L. R., Gaziano, T., Zeller, M. P., Lane, D., Ndao, M., Allen, V. G., Boggild, A. K., O'Brien, S. F., Marko, D., Musuka, C., Almiski, M. & Bigham, M. (2021). Babesia microti in a Canadian blood donor and lookback in a red blood cell recipient. Vox sanguinis.
  5. Hassan, A. S., Perera, D. J., Ward, B. J. & Ndao, M. (2021). Therapeutic activity of a Salmonella-vectored Schistosoma mansoni vaccine in a mouse model of chronic infection. Vaccine, vol. 39, p. 5580-5588.
  6. Ducrocq, J., Ndao, M., Yansouni, C. P., Proulx, J.-F., Mondor, M., Hamel, D., Lévesque, B., De Serres, G. & Talbot, D. (2021). Epidemiology associated with the exposure to Toxoplasma gondii in Nunavik's Inuit population using the 2017 Qanuilirpitaa cross-sectional health survey. Zoonoses and public health, vol. 68, p. 803-814.
  7. Gyorkos, T. W., Carabin, H., Phillip, M., Benedict, L., Davis, A., Hatcher Roberts, J., Wasan, K. M., Ndao, M. & Krentel, A. (2021). Canadian contributions to research on neglected tropical diseases. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, vol. 15, p. e0009476.
  8. Papenburg, J., Cheng, M. P., Corsini, R., Caya, C., Mendoza, E., Manguiat, K., Lindsay, L. R., Wood, H., Drebot, M. A., Dibernardo, A., Zaharatos, G., Bazin, R., Gasser, R., Benlarbi, M., Gendron-Lepage, G., Beaudoin-Bussières, G., Prévost, J., Finzi, A., Ndao, M. & Yansouni, C. P. (2021). Evaluation of a Commercial Culture-Free Neutralization Antibody Detection Kit for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Related Coronavirus-2 and Comparison With an Antireceptor-Binding Domain Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay. Open forum infectious diseases, vol. 8, p. ofab220.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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