Abhinaya Venkatesan

PhD student, Dr. John Gilleard, Dept. of Comparative Biology & Experimental Medicine

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, at the University of Calgary

Host-Parasite Interactions

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) - Bioinformatics

SRM University, Chennai, India, 2016

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Research areas

  • Parasitic nematodes of humans • Global health • Molecular diagnostics • Drug resistance


Abhinaya, a PhD student in Veterinary Medical Sciences, is supervised by Dr. John Gilleard. Her research focuses on understanding and screening the emergence of drug resistance in parasitic nematodes that infect humans.


Dean’s International Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship, 2020.

Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship, 2019

UCalgary 3 Minute Thesis Competition, 2019 Heats – People’s Choice Award