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Full Professor at McGill University, Departments of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology; Senior Investigator at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and Chair of the Laboratory for the Study of Host-Parasite Interaction., McGill University

Martin Olivier, Ph.D. is an Immuno-Parasitologist and Full Professor at the Departments of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) for the last 15 years. He is the chair of the infection and immunity section of the MUHC FOCIS Centre of Excellence in Translational Immunology (CETI). He was the co-director of the FQRNT Centre for Host-Parasite Interaction (CHPI), a provincial network. His work uses cell biology, immunology and proteomic methods to study pathogenesis of malaria, leishmaniasis and viruses. He is internationally known for his findings in host-pathogen interaction, pathogen evasion mechanisms, innate immune response, Exosome biology and sandfly nanobiome, having published over 160 original papers on these subjects. His research has translated into the development of nanovaccine technology, anti-inflammatory molecules and immunomodulators. In addition, he is the recipient of many awards including CIHR Investigator, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Canadian Society for Immunology Investigator Awards and the Wardle Medal from the Canadian Society for Zoology. More recently he received the Harry Cinader Award 2020 from the Canadian Society for Immunology, the highest Canadian distinction in immunology. Prior to become Professor at McGill University, he spent 9 years as assistant/associate professor at Université Laval and the Centre de Recherche du CHUL. He obtained his PhD in Parasitology from McGill University and his MSc in Microbiology and Immunology of Université de Montréal where he started as soon as 1981 to work on leishmaniasis, trypanosomiasis and malaria.