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  • February 28, 2022 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Special note: This seminar will be hosted on Zoom. Please register to receive the link and password two hours before the seminar. Please note that space is limited.

Speaker: Salma Sheikh-Mohamed, PhD student, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto

Title: TBC

Speaker Bio:

Salma is a second-year PhD student in the department of immunology at the University of Toronto, where she also completed a Master’s in immunology and an Honours Bachelor of Science degree. Her research is focused on mucosal immunology, specifically in the gut and oral cavity. During her MSc, she studied how the immunophenotype of the gut changes during diseases like HIV. She also looked at the changing immune landscape of the brain during multiple sclerosis. Lately, she has been studying how mRNA COVID-19 vaccines induce mucosal immune responses, and whether this response is protective against breakthrough infections.

About the Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases, DLSPH:

With leadership housed at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, we are developing an interdisciplinary group of academic researchers, educators and public health advocates. Our vision is to catalyze cutting-edge research and education that maximizes the health benefits of immunization for everyone.

We aim to contribute locally and globally to healthy communities through excellence in interdisciplinary vaccine-preventable disease and immunization research and education.

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