Liisa Kaarina Selin

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Professor Liisa Kaarina Selin Ph.D. or Lissa K. Selin is a Finland-born Canadian internal medicine doctor who specializes in researching infectious diseases, particularly viral immunology. Prof Selin is Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, in the United States.[1][2]

Dr Selin is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Association of Immunologists
  • Canadian Infectious Disease Society
  • EBV Society
  • American Association of Microbiology
  • American Academy of Sciences[2]

Major research interests[edit | edit source]

  • The role of heterologous memory T cells in modulating immunity and pathology during mucosal and systemic virus infections in the mouse model.
  • The dynamics of crossreactive CD8 T cell responses during human virus infections[2]

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After researching seed funding from the Ramsay award program, Prof. Liisa Selin and Anna Gil Ph.D. reported finding immune system dysregulation in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue (ME/CFS), including increased CD4+CD8+ T-cells and aberrant cytokines, although this research has not yet been published.[3]
  • Altered T Cell Responses in ME/CFS (research grant)
Prof. Selin and Prof. Gil were awarded a $2.5 million research grant by the United States National Institute for Health Research in 2021 for this ME/CFS research.[3]

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immunologist A clinical immunologist is medical doctor specializing immune system problems that lead to infections, immunodeficiency disorders, autoimmune diseases, and autoinflammatory diseases including anaphylaxis ans allergies

mouse model The use of special strains of mice to study a human disease or condition, and how to prevent and treat it

T cell A type of white blood cell which is mostly produced or matured in the thymus gland (hence T-cell) and is involved in the adaptive immune response on a cellular level. Also known as a T lymphocyte. (Learn more:

National Institutes of Health (NIH) - A set of biomedical research institutes operated by the U.S. government, under the auspices of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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