Dr. Jo-Anne Dillon

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External Research Associate University of Saskatchewan Key Interests: bacterial STI’s; biology, antimicrobial susceptibility and molecular epidemiology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Dr. Jo-Anne Dillon is a Professor in the Department of Biology, an Associate Member in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and a Research Scientist of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Dillon trained at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario before accepting a Faculty position at the University of Ottawa where she built a successful career in Microbiology and Immunology until 2004 when she moved to the University of Saskatchewan. She is an internationally renowned researcher and consultant in her field, with over 100 published papers in refereed journals and over 200 abstracts and presentations.

She has been awarded over 40 research grants from local, national and international organizations. Dr. Dillon is an expert in infectious diseases, particularly gonorrhea, and helps develop programs to combat these diseases all around the world. She will be working with a team to examine transmission dynamics of gonorrhea in Saskatchewan.