Associate Professor in Biology
Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta
Recipient of the “Rising Star” Researcher in World Health of Grand Challenges Canada in 2013, Sedami Gnidehou is an Assistant Professor in Biology at Campus Saint-Jean at the University of Alberta since 2015. She holds a doctorate in molecular biology and endocrinology from the University of Paris XI in France. Dr. Gnidehou’s research interests focuses on infectiology and public health and are principally focused on the health of pregnant women in underdeveloped countries, as well as the held consequences on pregnancy, maternal and neonatal deaths. Dr. Gnidehou works on the characterization of cytoadherence mechanisms specific to pregnancy and due to Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite responsible for the severity of the disease. Additionally, she has recently initiated and lead a public health project in Western Canada on the prevention and treatment methods of imported malaria in Canada, particularly among immigrants originating from sub-Saharan Africa.