The Montreal Dermatology Research Institute (MDRI) is pleased to announce Dr. Martin Olivier as the recipient of the 2022 grant for research in skin-related neglected tropical diseases.

Dr. Martin Olivier is an internationally renowned immuno-parasitologist and full professor in the Departments of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). He is affiliated with the Centre’s Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program where he and his team use cell biology, immunology and proteomic methods to explore the pathogenesis of malaria, leishmaniasis and certain viruses.

Dr. Olivier is Chair of the Infection and Immunity division of the MUHC’s FOCiS Centre of Excellence in Translational Immunology (CETI). Throughout his career, his research has focused on immunology and parasitology, and led to advances in nanovaccine technology, anti-inflammatory molecules and immunomodulators.

Dr. Olivier has published over 180 peer-reviewed papers and presented at more than 200 conferences worldwide. He has also mentored over 100 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to date.

In 2021, Dr. Oliver received the Bernhard Cinader Award, the highest honour bestowed by the Canadian Society for Immunology for exceptional work in the field.

Congratulations, Dr Olivier!