Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Research Area(s)

  • Host-parasite interactions, ecology of vector-borne diseases

Academic Credentials

  • BSc Biology, University of Victoria, Canada
  • PhD Biology, University of Victoria, Canada

Dr. Voordouw has a background in ecology and evolutionary biology. His PhD research was on sex ratio theory using an intertidal copepod as a model system. He did his first postdoc on life history theory and the ecological immunology of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes in England at Imperial College London and Keele University. He did a second postdoc on the ecology of Lyme disease in the USA at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Voordouw was an assistant professor at the University of Neuchâtel, in Neuchâtel Switzerland where he developed a research program on the ecology of Lyme disease. He became an assistant professor in Veterinary Microbiology at the University of Saskatchewan in July 2018.

Research Interests

Research interests include host-parasite interactions, vector-borne diseases, multiple-strain pathogens and the ecology of mixed infections, Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections.

For more details on my research interests please visit my Lab website (https://researchers.usask.ca/maarten-voordouw).

We currently do not have any open positions for graduate students or postdocs.  However, anyone interested in doing an MSc, PhD, or postdoc in our lab is welcome to contact me.


For a full publication list please visit my Lab website (https://researchers.usask.ca/maarten-voordouw).