Department of Medicine, Division of Experimental Medicine
Dr Ward received medical and research training at McGill, Oxford (Rhodes Scholar 1977), Johns Hopkins and the University of London. A past Chair of the McGill Infectious Diseases Division, he is currently Associate Director of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center (Fundamental Science). He is also Co-director of the McGill Vaccine Evaluation Center, Associate Director of the Center for Tropical Diseases and Director of the National Reference Center for Parasitology. He has served or continues to serve on a number of national and international advisory committees that deal with international health and vaccine use. His current research interests include retinoid-virus interactions, vaccine development and evaluation, novel anti-parasitic strategies, new diagnostic tools and factors that influence HIV transmission. He has authored >125 research articles, book chapters and reviews. This work has been supported by a range of public and private institutions as well as industry.