Dr. John Gilleard visits the Verocai Lab!

This week the Verocai Lab hosted distinguished parasitologist Dr. John Gilleard at Texas A&M University. Dr. Gilleard is a Professor of Parasitology and Associate Dean of Research at the University
of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. His research group integrates parasitology, genetic
and genomic approaches to study the molecular mechanisms of drug resistance in parasites and population genetic approaches to investigate its emergence and spread. Furthermore, Dr. Gilleard has developed novel molecular approaches to study the epidemiology of parasitic infections. Many of these ideas were highlighted in his very informative and engaging VTPB Seminar at the TAMU Veterinary School.

Not only is Dr. Gilleard an esteemed colleague of the parasitology community, he is also a active mentor and supporter of the Verocai lab. Together, we are always excited to share ongoing research projects and discuss potential collaborative opportunities to advance the study of parasitology. Indeed, we are very lucky to have wonderful colleagues like Dr. Gilleard, and we were honored to host him for these days of parasitology fun. The only downside was the sudden gray, cold weather (a bit too ‘English’ as Dr. Gilleard would put it, a native Liverpool resident), but we will make sure to bring him back for some of that Texas heat and sunshine!