Dr. Soren Gantt (MD, PhD, MPH, FRCPC)

Pediatrician Infectious Disease Specialist
Director of Clinical Research at CHU Ste-Justine
Full-time Professor, Department of Microbiology, Infectiology and Immunology, Université de Montréal

Title of the talk: Cytomegalovirus, the silent viral pandemic

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Dr. Gantt is a Pediatric Infectious Diseases specialist, the Director of Clinical Research at CHU Sainte-Justine, and Full Professor in the Departments of Microbiology, Infectious Diseases & Immunology and of Pediatrics at the University of Montreal. He obtained an Sc.B. with Honors in Evolutionary Biology at Brown University. He then received M.D. and Ph.D. degrees through the Medical Scientist Training Program at New York University School of Medicine, where he worked on malaria vaccine development in the Department of Immunology. Dr. Gantt then completed a residency in Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases Fellowship, and an M.P.H. in Epidemiology at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital, addressing transmission and pathogenesis of HIV and herpes group viruses. Prior to arriving at Université de Montréal and CHU Sainte-Justine, Dr. Gantt was the Head of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of British Columbia and Director of Clinical Research at BC Children’s Hospital. He has been continuously funded by the US NIH since 2004, and by CIHR since his arrival in Canada in 2013. Dr. Gantt’s current research focuses primarily on the prevention of disease due to congenital cytomegalovirus infection. 

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