• Portrait of Catherine Card.
  • Adjunct professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
    Room, 543-745 Bannatyne Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0J9


Cross appointments

Does not hold any cross appointments.

Research achievements

Research summary

Dr. Card’s research interests include understanding the immunological mechanisms controlling viral susceptibility and disease progression, with emphasis on HIV.

In particular, her research addresses questions about how inflammation affects interactions between immune cells and tissue stromal cells, and the downstream effects of those interactions on susceptibility to HIV acquisition.

Dr. Card also studies the development of inflammatory and immune-mediated disease in people living with HIV.

Recently, Dr. Card’s research interests have grown to include immune responses to vaccination in diverse populations, with a focus on COVID-19 vaccines.

Research affiliations  

Research scientist, JC Wilt Infectious Disease Research Centre, Public Health Agency of Canada


  • COVID-19
  • HIV  
  • Inflammatory and immune mediated disease  
  • Viral susceptibility and disease progression  


Dr. Card is a research scientist in the National Laboratory for HIV Immunology at the JC Wilt Infectious Diseases Research Centre, part of the National Microbiology Laboratory and Public Health Agency of Canada.

She is also an adjunct professor in the department of medical microbiology and infectious diseases at the University of Manitoba.

After completing her PhD in HIV immunology at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Card pursued a post-doctoral fellowship studying interactions between immune and tissue stromal cells in the context of cancer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland.

This work inspired an interest in understanding parallel cellular interactions in infectious diseases and led to Dr. Card’s current research aimed at understanding tissue-based cellular interactions in viral infection.


Post-doctoral fellow, University of Manitoba (2019)

Post-doctoral fellow, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (2015)

PhD, Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba (2012)

Bachelor of Science (BSc), Microbiology, University of Manitoba (2005)


Lymphatic Education and Research Network Award (2014)

Health Sciences Centre Foundation Award for Research in Infection and Immunity (2012)

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Research Award for Research in HIV/AIDS (2010)

Contact us

Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Max Rady College of Medicine
Room 543 - 745 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9 Canada