Dr. Francis Plummer
Professor of Medicine and Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba; and Scientific Director General, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada.

M.D. (Manitoba, 1976), Diplomate (American Board of Internal Medicine, 1979), F.R.C.P.C. (Manitoba, 1980), LLD (Calgary, 2005)

Mailing Address:
Department of Medical Microbiology
745 Bannatyne Avenue, Room 514
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9

U/M Office Tel: Jude Zieske (204) 977-5609, Fax: (204) 789-3926
U/M Lab: (204) 789-3310 and 789-3202
NML Office Tel: (204) 789-2147 or 789-2070, Fax: (204) 789-2097

Research Interests:
Dr. Plummer's current research interests include mechanisms of resistance to HIV, risk factors for heterosexual transmission of HIV, mother-to-child transmission of HIV, public health strategies for control of sexually transmitted infections, and the immunobiology of gonococcal infections.

Recent Publications:

For a list of Dr. Plummer's PubMed articles, please click here

  1. MacDonald, K.S., Embree, J.E., Nagelkerke, N.J., Castillo, J., Ramdahin, S., Njenga, S., Oyugi, J., Ndinya-Achola, J., Barber, B.H., Bwayo, J.J., and Plummer, F.A. The HLA A2/6802 supertype is associated with reduced risk of perinatal human immunodeficiency virus type 1 transmission. J Infect Dis 183(3):503-506, 2001.
  2. Kaul, R., Rowland-Jones, S.L., Kimani, J., Dong, T., Yang, H.-B., Kiama, P., Rostron, T., Njagi, E., Bwayo, J.J., MacDonald, K.S., McMichael, A.J., and Plummer, F.A. Late seroconversion in HIV-resistant Nairobi prostitutes despite pre-existing HIV-specific CD8(+) responses. J Clin Invest 107(3):341-349, 2001.
  3. Kaul, R., Plummer, F., Clerici, M., Bomsel, M., Lopalco, L., and Broliden, K. Mucosal IgA in exposed, uninfected subjects: evidence for a role in protection against HIV infection. AIDS 15(3):431-432, 2001.
  4. Prabhat Jha, P., Nagelkerke, N.J.D., Ngugi, E.N., Prasada Rao, J.V.R., Willbond, B., Moses, S., and Plummer, F.A. Interventions To Reduce HIV Transmission In Developing Countries: The Lessons Of Two Decades Of AIDS. Science 292:224-225, 2001.
  5. Embree, J.E., Njenga, S., Datta, P., Nagelkerke, N.J.D., Ndinya-Achola, J.O., Mohammed, Z., Ramdahin, S., Bwayo, J.J., and Plummer, F.A. Characteristics of mother, child linked to postnatal HIV transmission risk. Intl Family Planning Perspectives 27(2):103-104, 2001.
  6. MacDonald, K.S., Malonza, I., Chen, D.K., Nagelkerke, N.J.D., Nasio, J.M., Ndinya-Achola, J., Bwayo, J.J., Sitar, D.S., Aoki, F.Y., and Plummer, F.A. Vitamin A and risk of HIV-1 seroconversion among Kenyan men with genital ulcers. AIDS 15(5):635-639, 2001.
  7. Embree, J.E., Bwayo, J., Nagelkerke, N., Njenga, S., Nyange, P., Ndinya-Achola, J., Pamba, H., and Plummer, F. Lymphocyte subsets in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infected and uninfected children in Nairobi. Pediatr Infect Dis J 20(4):397-403, 2001.
  8. Luscher, M.A., MacDonald, K.S., Bwayo, J.J., Plummer, F.A., and Barber, B.H. Sequence and peptide-binding motif for a variant of HLA-A*0214 (A*02142) in an HIV-1 resistant individual from the Nairobi sex worker cohort. Immunogenetics 53(1):10-14, 2001.
  9. Kaul, R., Dong, T., Plummer, F.A., Kimani, J., Rostron, T., Kiama, P., Njagi, E., Irungu, E., Farah, B., Oyugi, J., Chakraborty, R., MacDonald, K.S., Bwayo, J.J., McMichael, A.J., and Rowland-Jones, S.L. CD8+ lymphocytes respond to different HIV epitopes in seronegative and infected subjects. J Clin Invest 107(10):1303-1310, 2001.
  10. Kaul, R., Rowland-Jones, S., Kimani, J., Fowke, K., Dong, T., Kiama, P., Rutherford, J., MacDonald, K., Bwayo, J.J., and Plummer, F. New insights into HIV-1 specific cytotoxic T-lymphocyte responses in exposed, persistently seronegative Kenyan sex workers. Immunol Ltrs (79:3-13, 2001).
Laboratory Members:
Dr. Ian Maclean Research Associate   789-3310
Dr. Ma Luo Research Associate   789-6074
Dr. Xiaojuan Mao Research Associate   789-6074
Ms. Leslie Slaney Research Technologist   789-3310
Mr. John Rutherford Technician   789-3205
Dr. Blake Ball Research Associate   789-3202
Ms. Sue Ramdahin Technician   789-3360