Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases
Associate ProfessorDepartment of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
MD, PhD University of Toronto (Medicine, Molecular & Cellular Biology)
Dr. Pillai is a clinician-scientist at the University of Calgary. His research interests focus on describing the clinical epidemiology and understanding the mechanisms underlying antimicrobial resistance in human pathogens such as P. falciparum, S. pneumoniae and C. difficile. His group conducts translational research with the aim of developing new treatment and diagnostic strategies in resource-limited settings. Current collaborations exist with partners in Bangladesh and Ethiopia. In his clinical role, Dr. Pillai practices in both Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.