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Associate Professor Department of Medicine, Division of Experimental Medicine

Contact information:

Telephone: (514) 934-1934, ext. 43810
e-mail address: brian.ward@mcgill.ca
website: http://www.mcgill.ca/hostres/investigators/ward/


Projects for Thesis Supervision:

1. Retinoid-virus interactions.

2. Respiratory virus vaccine development (nasal, adjuvants, cutaneous, plant-based antigens, VLPs).

3. Biomarkers for infectious diseases.

Recent Publications:

Trottier C, Chabot S, Mann C, Miller W, Ward BJ.
Retinoic acid inhibits measles virus replication in bystander cells through type-I interferon signaling pathways. FASEB J 2009 (in press).

Berrizbeitia M, Ndao M, Bubi J, Gottscjalk M, Ache A, Perdomo D, Medina R, Spencer L, Ward BJ.
85-kDa protein of Trypanosoma cruzi purified by affinity chromatography used in the multiple antigen binding assay (MABA) for the diagnosis of Chagas disease in a Venezuelan rural community. Am J Trop Med & Hygiene 2009 (in press).

Cyr SL, Angers I, Stoica-Popescu I, Lussier M, Qureshi S, Burt D, Ward BJ.
Intranasal, protollin-based RSV vaccination in mice: TLR4/MyD88 signaling is required both for protection and the control of pulmonary granulocyte recruitment following challenge. Vaccine 2009; 27: 421-30.