Adjunct Lecturer

Arinjay Banerjee

Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology

BSc, MSc, PhD

Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO), University of Saskatchewan, 120 Veterinary Road, Saskatoon , Saskatchewan Canada S7N 5E3
Research Interests
Molecular & Cell Biology
Clinical Interests
Infectious Disease, Molecular Genetics
Appointment Status

Research within my laboratory focuses on three main themes:

  1. coronavirus-host interactions in wildlife reservoir species, such as bats
  2. coronavirus-host interactions in spillover species, such as humans, and
  3. viral vaccine and therapeutic development.

Specifically, we study two highly pathogenic coronaviruses, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

We harness data from our virus-host interaction studies to develop next generation countermeasures against emerging viruses.

Dr. Banerjee's Google Scholar profile


Research Scientist and Principal Investigator at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO), University of Saskatchewan

Adjunct Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Waterloo, Canada

Honours and Awards

Postdoctoral Fellow Impact Award, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University, Canada (2021)

The Gerard Wright Postdoctoral Award in Infection Research. Institute for Infectious Disease Research, McMaster University, Canada (2020) 

Governor General’s Gold Medal for doctoral (PhD) thesis. University of Saskatchewan, Canada (2019)