AKelvin Lab

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The lab of Dr. Alyson Kelvin


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FluShotSelfieDal is Back…

And just like flu season – #FluShotSelfieDal is back.  It is time to protect yourself, the people you love, and your community by getting the flu shot. And by sharing your flu shot selfie with us, you could win a $50 Starbucks gift card. There are also secondary prizes this year for sharing the challenge with a friend.

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Welcome to Lab of Alyson Kelvin, PhD. You can find my Biosketch Here. I am a Virologist at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre. Let’s do some science …


About Dr. ALYSON Kelvin

The Research Program

Influenza viruses continually circulate in the human population. The biggest problem for public health efforts is managing seasonal outbreaks requiring yearly vaccine formulation.

The current focus of my research program is understanding how the host responds to its first influenza virus infection and the subsequent host immune refinement throughout seasonal virus re-emergence. Understanding these mechanisms will be key to the development of the next generation of more efficacious influenza vaccines.


project 1: Influenza Immune Imprinting and Preimmunity


project 2: Influenza Vaccination Mechanisms - The Search for a Universal Vaccine


project 3: Emerging Viruses and the host-pathogen interaction

The pure culture is the foundation of all research on infectious disease.
— Robert Koch