National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada
Gary Wong received his Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology from the University of Manitoba in 2014 and carried out his research with the Special Pathogens Program at the National Microbiology Laboratory (NML), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). He was recently awarded the prestigious Banting postdoctoral fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to carry out his postdoctoral work in the Institute of Microbiology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Wong has had a long-standing interest in infectious diseases, dating back to when he watched the 1995 movie Outbreak, and currently has 7 years of laboratory and field experience working with biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) pathogens. Dr. Wong has published 25 peer-reviewed papers to date, and research highlights include identifying the immune parameters correlating with protection in Ad5- and VSV-vaccinated survivors, testing the monoclonal antibody cocktails ZMAb and ZMapp, and developing a guinea pig model for studying Ebola virus transmission.