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Mike Belosevic, FRSC

Distinguished University Professor


Biological Sciences

About Me


2014 Interdepartmental Science Student Society Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

2013 Doctor of Science (honoris causa), University of Waterloo

2013 F.E.G. Fry Medal, “for outstanding contributions to zoology in Canada”, Canadian Society of Zoologists

2013 Queen Elisabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Governor General of Canada

2011 Fellow, Japanese Society for promotion of Science

2010 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Zhejiang University, Hanzhou, China

2009 Thomas C. Keefer Medal, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering

2009 Clark P. Read Mentor Award, American Society of Parasitologists 

2008 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Academy III – Life Sciences)

2008 University Professorship, "outstanding contributions to research, teaching and service", University of Alberta

2006 University Cup, Excellence in Teaching, Research and Community Service, University of Alberta

2005 Alberta Centennial Medal, Provincial

2005 Harvey M. Rosen Award, International Ozone Association

2004 Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring, Killam Trust and University of Alberta

2003 ASTech Foundation, Recipient, Outstanding Achievement in Applied Technology and Innovation Award

2002 ASTech Foundation, Finalist, ‘Outstanding Contributions to Applied Technology", Alberta

2002 Wardle Medal, awarded for "outstanding contributions to parasitology in Canada", Canadian Society of Zoology (Parasitology Section)

2002 Rudolph Hering Medal, American Society of Civil Engineers, Environmental & Water Resources Institute, USA

2001 Unit Teaching Award, Principle of Parasitism Course (M. Belosevic, Professor in charge), University of Alberta

2001 Killam Annual Professorship, University of Alberta

1999 McCalla Research Professorship, University of Alberta

1998 Harvey Rosen Memorial Award, International Ozone Association, USA

1996 Distinguished Lectureship, Mansoura University School of Medicine Gold Medal, Mansoura, Egypt

1990 Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

1987 Reticuloendothelial Society Award


My primary research interests are comparative immunology and environmental parasitology, and my long term research goals are to: (1) Characterize regulation of macrophage hematopoiesis and antimicrobial mechanisms in mammals and fish;  (2) Describe and analyze the mechanisms of innate immunity in prokaryotic and eukaryotic infectious diseases; and (3) Develop and use detection and remediation strategies for xenobiotics and pathogens in environmental samples.

******Not taking new students after January 1, 2020******


Principles of Parasitism: ZOOL 352

Experimental Parasitology: ZOOL 452

Advanced Parasitology: ZOOL 552

Medical Parasitology

Veterinary Immunology