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  • Jennifer Corcoran

    Corcoran, Jennifer, 

    PhD

    Deputy, Pillar 3, Virology, CoVaRR-Net

    Assistant Professor, University of Calgary

    Expertise:

    Can answer questions about:

    Virus replication, transmission, and severity. Measuring immune response to infection.

  • Crawley, Angela, 

    PhD

    Biobank Director, CoVaRR-Net

    Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
    Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
    Adjunct Professor, Carleton University

    Expertise:

    Can answer questions about:

    Biobanking. Immunology.

  • Decaluwe, Hélène, 

    MD, FRCPC, MSc, PhD

    Deputy, Pillar 1, Immunology & Vaccine Protection, CoVaRR-Net

    Associate Professor, Université de Montréal
    Clinician Scientist, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center

    Expertise:

    Can answer questions about:

    Immune response (particularly memory cells). Vaccine studies. Child health and immunity (clinician).

  • Delatolla, Robert, 

    PhD

    Deputy, Pillar 5, Viral Genomics & Sequencing
    Member, Wastewater Surveillance Group, CoVaRR-Net

    Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ottawa
    Associate Director, Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Environmental Engineering

    Expertise:

    Can answer questions about:

    Using wasterwater to detect viral transmission.

  • Darryl Falzarano

    Falzarano, Darryl, 

    PhD

    Deputy, Pillar 3, Virology, CoVaRR-Net

    Research Scientist, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, University of Saskatchewan

    Expertise:

    Can answer questions about:

    Virus replication, evolution, transmission, and severity. Measuring immune response to infection and vaccines. Infection detection and tracing. Vaccine development. Evaluating long term immunity.

  • Louis Flamand

    Flamand, Louis, 

    PhD, MBA

    Lead, Pillar 3, Virology, CoVaRR-Net

    Professor, Université Laval

    Expertise:

    Can answer questions about:

    Virus replication, evolution, transmission, and severity. Measuring immune response to infection. Infection detection and tracing. Vaccines.

  • Jörg H. Fritz

    Fritz, Jörg, 

    PhD

    Deputy, Pillar 6, Computational Biology and Modelling, CoVaRR-Net

    Associate Professor, McGill University

    Expertise:

    Can answer questions about:

    How different human genomic elements affect immunity and reponse to infection.

  • Jennifer Gommerman

    Gommerman, Jen, 

    PhD

    Co-Lead, Pillar 1, Immunology & Vaccine Protection, CoVaRR-Net

    Professor, University of Toronto
    Canada Research Chair in Tissue Specific Immunity

    Expertise:

    Can answer questions about:

    Vaccines. Mucosal Immunity. Vaccine studies. How to measure immunity and vaccine response.

  • Grandvaux, Nathalie, 

    PhD

    Deputy, Pillar 10, Antiviral Strategies and Antiviral Therapeutics, CoVaRR-Net

    Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Université de Montréal
    Associate Scientific Director of Students and Postdoctoral Affairs and Principal Investigator, Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CRCHUM)
    Co-founder and past-president, Canadian Society for Virology (CSV)
    Co-director, Quebec COVID-Pandemic Network (QCPN)

    Expertise:

    Can answer questions about:

    Antiviral and inflammatory response. Antivirals and therapeutics. Vaccines. Respiratory viruses. Interferons, mutations. Virus transmission. Innate immunity.

  • Scott Halperin

    Halperin, Scott, 

    MD

    Deputy, Pillar 1, Immunology & Vaccine Protection, CoVaRR-Net

    Professor, Dalhousie University
    Nominated Principal Investigator, Canadian Immunization Research Network

    Expertise:

    Can answer questions about:

    Vaccines and immunity. Public health. Science policy. Child health and immunity (clinician).

  • Hsu, Amy, 

    PhD

    Data Platform Director, CoVaRR-Net

    Chair in Primary Health Care in Dementia, uOttawa Brain and Mind-Bruyère Research Institute
    Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

    Expertise:

    Can answer questions about:

    How large datasets can inform us about long-term effects of COVID-19 infection and vaccine immunity.

  • Kimberly Huyser

    Huyser, Kimberly, 

    PhD

    Lead, Pillar 7, Indigenous Engagement, Development, and Research, CoVaRR-Net

    Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

    Expertise:

    Can answer questions about:

    Indigeneity. Effects of the pandemic on First Nations. Public and social policies.

To arrange an interview with any of these researchers, please contact:
media@covarrnet.ca