An interview with Stephanie DeWitte-Orr, PhD

Current Assistant Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University

Dr. Stephanie DeWitte-Orr was a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Karen Mossman from 2008-2011 and obtained a faculty position at Laurier University in 2011

Stephanie is building a career studying interferon signalling and sensing of viral RNA in fish. Here she discusses how her training at MIRC shaped her career. 

Please provide a brief summary of your training history
What made you choose the McMaster Immunology Research Centre to complete your training?
What is one of your most memorable experiences from your time at the centre?
How did you find the training environment?
How did you attain your current professorship?
How has your postdoctoral training at the centre helped you at your current position as a principal investigator?
Do you feel that the training you received at the centre aptly prepared you for the “real world”?
Do you have any advice for current and future trainees of MIRC?