Understanding Our Immune System: A Graduate Student Perspective
April 29, 2013 – 7:00 pm
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg
Seating is limited, RSVP to: Research_Communications@umanitoba.ca, (204) 474-6689

In recognition of the International Day of Immunology April 29, 2013 graduate students from the University of Manitoba’s Department of Immunology will discuss their research on the inner workings of the immune system. Providing a unique student perspective on he research endeavor, the session will touch on a number of areas in which the immune system impacts health. The discussion will highlight both the research trainee experience and our need to understand both the beneficial and harmful sides of the immune system.

Dr. Christopher Wiebe
M.Sc. Candidate, University of Manitoba
Researching factors affecting rejection of kidney transplants.
Samantha Pauls
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Manitoba. Researches
signaling networks controlling activation of B lymphocytes.
Natascha Fitch
M.Sc. Candidate, University of Manitoba. Researches the
measurable effects of vitamin D on immune cell function.
Hesam Movassagh
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Manitoba. Researches
mechanisms controlling recruitment of immune cells to inflamed airways in allergic asthma.
Rebecca Dielschneider
M.Sc. Candidate, University of Manitoba. Examines
disruptions in signaling networks in leukemia cells and new treatment strategies based on targeting the abnormal networks.
Dr. Aaron Marshall
Professor, Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba
Canada Research Chair in Molecular Immunology Studies the signaling networks that control the activities of B lymphocytes and other immune cells. Dr. Marshall teaches and mentors young scientists in several biomedical science programs at the University of Manitoba.