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Momar Ndao, DVM, MSc, PhD

Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

Regular Member
Infection and immunity


McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

Medical Scientist
McGill Institute of Parasitology
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Experimental Medicine, Montreal General Hospital


McGill University

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases


Research Interest


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.

Research Foci


  • infectious diseases
  • diagnosis
  • vaccine
  • drug screening
  • proteomic
  • host-parasites

Keywords


infectious diseases, parastic infections, host-parasite interactions

Selected Publications


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  • NDAO M, NATH-CHOWDHURY M, SAJID M, MARCUS M, MASHIYAMA ST, SAKANARI J, CHOW E, MACKEY Z, LAND KM, CONSTANTZ N, BABBITT PC, JACOBSON MP, KALYANARAMAN C, MCKERROW JH, ARROWOOD MJ, CAFFREY CR. A cysteine protease inhibitor rescues mice from a lethal Cryptosporidium parvum infection. Antimicrobial Agents Chemotherapy, 2013, 2013 Sep 23. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 24060869. [PubMed - as supplied by publisher].

  • GONZALEZ BS, DALTON JP, CAMARGO FV, PARKINSON M, NDAO M. The Diagnosis of Human Fascioliasis by Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) Using Recombinant Cathepsin L Protease. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2013 Sep 19;7(9):e2414

  • FEARON MA, SCALIA V, HUANG M, DINES I, NDAO M, LEGACÉ-WEINS P. A Case of Vertical Transmission of Chagas' Disease Contracted via Blood Transfusion in a Non – Endemic Area. Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology. 2013, 24 (1): 32-34

  • SCHURER JM, NDAO M, SKINNER S, IRVINE J, ELMORE SA, EPP T, JENKINS EJ. Parasitic zoonoses: One Health surveillance in northern Saskatchewan. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2013;7(3):e2141. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002141. Epub 2013 Mar 21. PMID: 23556025

  • NDAO M, SPITHILL TW, CAFFREY R, LI H, PODUST VN, PERICHON R, SANTAMARIA C, ACHE A, DUNCAN M, POWELL M, WARD BJ Identification of Diagnostic Serum Biomarkers for Chagas Disease in Asymptomatic Subjects Using ProteinChip Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. Apr. 2010; 48 (4): 1139–1149