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John Gilleard


Associate Dean, Research
Professor (Parasitology)
Comparative Biology and Experimental Medicine (CBEM)

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+1 (403) 210-6327
TRW 2D10
HS 2557


Dr Gilleard obtained his BVSc from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liverpool in 1987. After three years in general veterinary practice in the UK, he undertook a PhD in Parasitology at the University of Glasgow. He then spent 5 years as a post-doctoral researcher in the Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology, at the Department of Genetics in the University of Glasgow. In 1998 Dr Gilleard was awarded a Wellcome Trust Travel Fellowship during which he spent 2 years in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary. He then returned to a faculty position at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow, in 2000 and was appointed Professor of Veterinary and Molecular Parasitology at Glasgow in 2007.

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