A McMaster University team is collaborating in a major nationwide study on the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in people with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and psoriasis.
MIRC member Dr. Charu Kaushic is currently the Scientific Director for the CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity. In the publicly available video on the CIHR “ASK A SCIENTIST” series website, Dr. Kaushic outlines the benefits of vaccination and explains the concept of herd immunity in just six minutes.
Immunologists at McMaster University have discovered a previously unknown mechanism which acts like a spider web, trapping and killing pathogens such as influenza or SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.
Congratulations to Sophie Poznanski, PhD student in Dr. Ali Ashkar’s lab, for being awarded the People's Choice Award for best oral presentation at the 10th Canadian Conference on Ovarian Cancer Research!
In their recent paper published in Viruses, MSc student Tushar Dhawan and senior author Dr. Charu Kaushic uncover the mechanism by which Herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) hijacks the host cell protein, TRIM26, to evade the host antiviral response.
Researchers from McMaster University and the University of Buffalo have developed an experimental new vaccine which can provide significantly better protection from seasonal flu and could be a bridge to long-lasting universal vaccines in the future.
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