I am virologist at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. I hold an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and am cross-appointed to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Furthermore, I am also a member of the Canadian Centre for Vaccinology at IWK where I contribute to the Vaccine Discovery and Vaccine Evaluation Working Groups. For more information please see my extended Biosketch.
Awards & Honours
My work was featured on TWIV This Week In Virology with Vincent Racaniello. TWiV 363: Eat flu and dyad.
My work was featured on the Virology Blog. All about viruses and disease. Influenza virus in breast milk.
My work was featured on the Science Podcast The Naked Scientists. BBC Radio 5.9 October 2015. University of Cambridge. Flu breast infection.
Article chosen for the 'Essential Collection: Virology Editors’ Selection 2013'. 2013 Pandemic H1N1 influenza A directly induces a robust and acute inflammatory gene signature in primary human bronchial epithelial cells downstream of membrane fusion.
Highlighted Article in 'Virology,' January 2014. 2014 Pandemic H1N1 influenza A directly induces a robust and acute inflammatory gene signature in primary human bronchial epithelial cells downstream of membrane fusion.
Dorothy Price Prize recipient, Immunology Master Class 2006 from the Irish Society of Immunology.
Overseas Research Studentship (ORS) recipient, 2004-2007. British Federal Government, UK.
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences PhD Studentship recipient, 2003-2006. Queen's University, Belfast, UK.
Poster Prize, 2005 American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, ASBMB FASEB Experimental Biology Conference, San Diego, USA.
Ontario Government Studentship in Science and Technology (OGSST), 2003. Ontario Provincial Government, Canada.
Life Science Award, 2003. Department of Immunology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
Dean’s Honor List, 1999-2003. Western University, London, Canada.
Entrance Scholarship, 1999. Western University, London, Canada.
Honours BSc (Western University)
PhD (Queen’s University, Belfast)
PDF (University Health Network & IDR)
CIHR College of Reviewers
Canadian Society for Virology
American Society for Virology
American Society for Microbiology