A native of Toronto, Dylan Pillai completed
his MD and PhD degrees at the University of Toronto and completed his Internal
Medicine (Stanford) and Infectious Diseases postgraduate training in the United
States (University of California, San Francisco) where he is board-certified. He
now works for the Ontario Agency for Health Protection & Promotion created in
response to the SARS epidemic and is affiliated with the University of Toronto.
As a clinician-scientist, his interests lie in the area of molecular, cellular
and computational biology applied to P. falciparum malaria as well as emerging
infectious diseases, topics on which he is widely published. He has previously
established novel diagnostic approaches to various pathogens including Entamoeba
histolytica, Cryptosporidium parvum, Giardia lamblia, and Plasmodia spp. He has
worked internationally in Laos, Uganda, Sri Lanka and Peru where he was a
consultant to the CDC and US Navy.