Vice President Nominee: John Gilleard

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Education:

BVSc (Hons) University of Liverpool (1986)

Member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (1986) PhD University of Glasgow (1992)

Charter Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists: Parasitology Specialism (2011)

Current position:

Professor, Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary.

Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary.

Professional Experience:

2012- present: Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary

2008-present: Professor of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary

2007-2008: Professor of Veterinary and Molecular Parasitology, University of Glasgow 2003-2007: Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Parasitology, University of Glasgow

2000- 2003: Lecturer in Veterinary Parasitology, University of Glasgow

1999-2000: Wellcome Trust Prize Travelling Fellowship, University of Glasgow 1997- 1999: Wellcome Trust Prize Travelling Fellowship, University of Calgary

1993-1997: Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology, University of Glasgow

1989-1992: PhD Studentship, Department of Veterinary Parasitology, University of Glasgow 1986-1989: Veterinarian in General Veterinary Practice in UK

Research Experience

My current research program focuses predominantly on anthelmintic resistance of parasitic nematodes of livestock and my research group currently consists of 2 research associates, 2 post-doctoral research assistants and 5 graduate students (PhD). My research program spans basic to applied parasitology research and uses a wide range of parasitology, molecular biology and genomics approaches to elucidate the mechanisms and molecular epidemiology of anthelmintic resistance and to develop novel approaches  for diagnosis and surveillance. Over my career to date, I have published over 60 peer reviewed papers, secured ~$5 million of research income as principal applicant from a wide range of federal and provincial agencies in both the UK and Canada. I have supervised/ co-supervised 16 graduate students and 9 post- doctoral research assistants/fellows (current and past). I have a passion for applying new technologies to investigate (and hopefully help solve) problems in veterinary parasitology and have an increasing interest in linking basic with applied/clinical research.

Service and other experience

  • Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Calgary
  • Honorary Professor, University of Glasgow (2008 - Present)
  • Editorial Board of International Journal for Parasitology (Nov 2006 - Present), Veterinary Parasitology (Oct 2003 - Present), Journal of Helminthology (Jan 2011 - 2014)
  • Member of the Veterinary Products Committee (Scientific advisory committee to UK government on registration of veterinary medicines) (2004 - 2008)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for World Association of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP) International Conference, Liverpool UK, August 2015
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Panel for the PARAGONE, EU Horizon 2020 “Vaccines for Animal Parasites” Project (2015-2020)
  • Member of the Organising Committee to establish Veterinary Parasitology as a recognised speciality of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (2011)
  • Member of International Advisory Committee for ICOPA (XII International Congress of Parasitology, 2010, Melbourne, Australia)
  • Peer Review Panel Member for CIHR Pharmaceutical Sciences Committee (2012)
  • Member of the Examinations Committee of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (2004 - 2007)
  • Grant Reviewer for a range of agencies including CIHR (Canada), CFI (Canada), NSERC (Canada), Wellcome Trust (UK), BBSRC (UK), MRC (UK), EU framework 6 and Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD, UK)
  • Member of Executive committee for NSERC-CREATE Host-Parasite Interactions (HPI) Graduate Training Program (2012- present)