Dylan Pillai



     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.