Professor Sherwin Desser

Sherwin S. Desser

Professor Emeritus


St. George (downtown)

CSB Appointment


Research Areas

Microbiology, Pathology


Ph.D. University of Toronto, 1967

Primary Undergraduate Department

Cell & Systems Biology

Graduate Programs

Cell & Systems Biology

Research Description

Contact Information

Office Phone: 416-978-6956
Office: RW 601B

Mailing Address

Department of Cell & Systems Biology
University of Toronto
25 Harbord St.
Toronto, ON M5S 3G5



Shared antigenicity between the polar filaments of myxosporeans and other Cnidaria

Ringuette MJ, Koehler A, Desser SS
2011, The Journal of parasitology, 97, 163-6, 21348629

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Acceptance of the Clark P. Read Mentor Award: a privileged life: lessons learned–lessons given

Desser SS
2004, The Journal of parasitology, 90, 1205-7, 15715209

Trichonosema algonquinensis n. sp. (Phylum microsporidia) in Pectinatella magnifica (Bryozoa: phylactolaemata) from Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada

Desser SS, Koehler A, Barta JR, Kamyab J, Ringuette MJ
2004, The Journal of eukaryotic microbiology, 51, 389-93, 15352320

Leech mycetome endosymbionts are a new lineage of alphaproteobacteria related to the Rhizobiaceae

Siddall ME, Perkins SL, Desser SS
2004, Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 30, 178-86, 15022768

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Introduction of John R. Barta as the Henry Baldwin Ward medalist for 2003

Desser SS
2003, The Journal of parasitology, 89, 1112, 14740897

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Environmental factors affecting the distribution and abundance of cyst-forming Myxobolus spp. and their cyprinid hosts in 3 lakes in Algonquin Park, Ontario

Koprivnikar J, Koehler A, Rodd FH, Desser SS
2002, The Journal of parasitology, 88, 467-73, 12099413

Phylogenetic position of the giant anuran trypanosomes Trypanosoma chattoni, Trypanosoma fallisi, Trypanosoma mega, Trypanosoma neveulemairei, and Trypanosoma ranarum inferred from 18S rRNA gene sequences

Martin DS, Wright AD, Barta JR, Desser SS
2002, The Journal of parasitology, 88, 566-71, 12099428

Changes in host and parasite-derived cellular and extracellular matrix components in developing cysts of Myxobolus pendula (Myxozoa)

Martyn AA, Hong H, Ringuette MJ, Desser SS
2002, The Journal of eukaryotic microbiology, 49, 175-82, 12043964

A new form of raabeia-type actinosporean (Myxozoa) from the oligochaete Uncinais uncinata

Koprivnikar J, Desser SS
2002, Folia parasitologica, 49, 89-92, 12194494

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