Cross-appointments

Associate professor, College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, University of Sierra Leone

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Research themes

Emerging virus circulation, transmission and preparedness

Research interests

Keywords

Research affiliations

Research groups

Consortium for Intercepting Emerging Diseases in Africa (CIEDA)

Research summary

Dr. Kindrachuk’s research focuses on the circulation, transmission and pathogenesis of emerging viruses that pose the greatest threat to global human and animal health. These have included ebolaviruses, coronaviruses and influenza viruses. Past and present findings from his investigations will help inform therapeutic treatment and development strategies, outbreak prediction and preparedness efforts. He is also actively involved in emerging virus surveillance efforts through the Consortium for Intercepting Emerging Diseases in Africa (CIEDA).

Biography

Dr. Jason Kindrachuk is an assistant professor in Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases at the University of Manitoba. He is also Canada Research Chair in the molecular pathogenesis of emerging viruses.

His research expertise and experiences have focused on emerging virus pathogenesis and outbreak preparedness with a focus on low- and middle-income countries, including outreach activities in Sierra Leone, Gabon and Kenya.

He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Saskatchewan and held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of British Columbia and US National Institutes of Health, where he also held multiple senior research scientist positions.

Dr. Kindrachuk has served on multiple national and international expert committees and working groups on emerging viruses, including with the World Health Organization. He is active in international outbreak response efforts, including the West African Ebola virus disease epidemic and, most recently, COVID-19.

Education

  • PhD, Department of Biochemistry, University of Saskatchewan (2007)
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Saskatchewan (2001)

Awards

  • Department of Medical Microbiology Faculty Educator Award (2018)
  • National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Merit Award (2018)
  • Tier 2 Canada Research Chair Award (2017)
  • National Institutes of Health Director’s Award (2015)
  • National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Summer Internship Program Best Mentor Award (2015)
  • University of Maryland Integrated Life Sciences Honors College Mentor Award (2013)
  • National Institutes of Health Visiting Fellow Intramural Research Training Award (2010-2013)

ORCID profile

Visit Jason Kindrachuk’s ORCID profile for a complete listing, or visit his Google Scholar page.

Jason Kindrachuk’s profile

Contact us

Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Max Rady College of Medicine
Room 543 - 745 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9 Canada

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