André Buret

Associate Vice-President (Research)

University of Calgary


Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science

Adjunct Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology


Full member

Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

PhD - Pathophysiology of Infectious Diseases

University of Calgary, 1991

MSc - Parasitology

University of Calgary, 1988

Licence ès Science - Biology

University of Neuchatel (Switzerland), 1983

Contact information


Office: 403.220.2817


Office : AD201E

Preferred method of communication

Executive Assistant
Karen Pankraz

Lab Manager
Dr. Thibault Allain
Lab: Biosci 444
403 220 8573

Research and teaching

Research Activities

Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and the lungs represent the most common causes of death in humans and other animal species worldwide. Using viral, bacterial and parasitic models, the overall aim of Dr. Buret’s research is to characterize microbial-host interactions in these systems, and how such interactions may affect gastrointestinal and pulmonary physiology, health, inflammation, and chronic disease, in an attempt to develop novel therapeutic strategies. Current emphasis is given to the role of microbiota in chronic gut inflammatory diseases, and immunomodulation by antibiotics particularly in cattle and swine.


Dr. Buret established his research program at the University of Calgary in 1995. Dr. Buret has published over 170 peer-reviewed articles, 18 book chapters, and has been invited to deliver more than 300 presentations worldwide. Dr. Buret holds over 20 issued patents, and contributed to the creation of three biotech spin-off companies. He has mentored, as principal supervisor, more than 60 undergraduate research projects, and trained 36 Ph.D and M.Sc. students (all Research-based), as well as 13 post-doctoral fellows (and more than 80 other PhD/MSc students as co-supervisor), who have obtained positions in industry, academia, and government. He serves on many National, and International grant and government committees, and acts as advisor and/or board member for several institutes and private companies.

Dr. Buret was inducted in the Order of the University of Calgary (2013), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (London UK, 2001), a Fellow of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology(2020), and a Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association (2009). His long list of awards include many Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching Excellence awards from 2 universities, the 2007 NSERC Synergy Award for collaborative research and innovation from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the 2007 Research Excellence Award from the Canadian Association of Gastroenterologists (for which he served as VP Research), the 2008 Robert A. Wardle Medal from the Canadian Society of Zoologists (Parasitology research), the 2019 Stoll-Stunkard award from the American Society of Parasitologists, and a Killam Professorship (2012). He also was awarded the 2012 City of Calgary Booster Club Award for Athletic Leadership (in karate). His research has been funded by more than 80 grants from numerous organizations, including CIHR and NSERC. Dr. Buret has an h index of 65, with over 14,000 citations to date (Google scholar). Dr. Buret is a certified ski instructor, and has achieved the current rank of go dan renshi (5th degree, international Expert Master certification) in Chito Ryu Karate. He is the current president of the Canadian and World Chito Ryu karate Associations.




  • Fellowship, Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
  • Stoll-Stunkard Memorial Lectureship Award, American Society of Parasitologists
  • Visiting Professorship, Dept. of Cell and Molecular biology, Uppsala University
  • Great Supervisor Award, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary
  • 2018 Public Education Award (Host-Parasite Interactions Program), Canadian Society of Zoologists
  • Achievement in Innovation recognition plaque Innovate Calgary
  • Honorary Professorship, free Old Herborn University
  • Order of the University of Calgary
  • Honoured Athletic Leadership Award, City of Calgary Booster Club
  • Killam Annual Professorship
  • Faculty of Science Award for Excellence in Research
  • Fellow, American Association of Gastroenterologists
  • Robert A. Wardle Medal, Canadian Society of Zoologists
  • Endeavour Research Fellowship Award, Government of Australia
  • Research Excellence Award, Canadian Association of Gastroenterologists
  • NSERC Synergy Award for collaborative research and innovation
  • Great Teachers website, University of Calgary
  • Students' Union Teaching Excellence Award Honorable Mention
  • University of Calgary Graduate Students’ Association teaching excellence Award
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Unit Teaching Award, University of Alberta
  • Faculty of Science Award for Excellence in Teaching