Sarah J. Reiling, Ph.D.

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow (Parasitology)
Microbiology Research Division,
Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Food Directorate,
Health Canada

Banting Research Centre
251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway, P.L. 2204D
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9


Research interests:
Parasitic contamination of foods are a concern in Canada for people living in metropolitan areas to remote villages in the arctic. Together with the NRC, we are working on a lab-on-a-chip (LOC) device for rapid detection and characterization of parasites in foods. To date, our main focus is on Giardia and Cryptosporidium with the intent to also include Cyclospora and Toxoplasma detection into the LOC device at a later stage.

Keywords: Giardia, Cryptosporidium, microfluidics, qPCR, microarray, sequencing, microscopy

Recent Publications:
Guo Q, Reiling SJ, Rohrbach P, Ma H. Microfluidic biomechanical assay for red blood cells parasitized by Plasmodium falciparum. Lab Chip. 2012 Mar 21;12(6):1143-50.