LIISA K. SELIN

Extremely tenacious, Dr. Selin is living her childhood dream. She was introduced to medicine as a kid, when she developed bacterial meningitis, and her interest only grew as her parents told her the story and gave her books on subjects like Madame Curie. Now, decades later, she is renowned as an expert in viral immunology and is thriving as a professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Selin also holds research grants from NIH-NIAID. Her achievements include research in T cell-mediated heterologous immunity in viral infections and in vaccine development.

Dr. Selin prepared for her career by earning a PhD from the University of Manitoba, and an FRCP, an MD, and a Bachelor of Science from Dalhousie University. During that time, she completed a medical internship and residency in internal medicine at Dalhousie University, and a fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Selin proceeded to obtain a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where she’s remained ever since in roles like instructor, assistant professor, and associate professor. To keep in touch with her peers, she joined prominent professional organizations like the Canadian Infectious Disease Society and the American Association of Immunologists.

In recognition of her hard work and dedication, Dr. Selin received a Clinical Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health, a Medical Council of Canada Student Fellowship, the Izaak Walton Killam Scholarship, and the Dalhousie University Entrance Scholarship. Her achievements have been highlighted in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who of American Women, and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.

When Dr. Selin has free time, she enjoys painting, cross-country skiing, swimming, gardening, and traveling.

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