Episode 66: COVID19, Ferrets and more: Conversation with Dr Alyson Kelvin
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham talks with Dr Alyson Kelvin, an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University. who is currently seconded as a Scientist at VIDO-InterVac to aid in the evaluation and development of COVID-19 vaccines for Canada.
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Biography - Dr Alyson Kelvin
Dr. Alyson Ann Kelvin is an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University. She is currently seconded as a Scientist at VIDO-InterVac to aid in the evaluation and development of COVID-19 vaccines for Canada.
Her cutting-edge research has led to important discoveries in the fields of viral immunology and vaccinology including the timely development of COVID-19 preclinical models and vaccines in Canada.
Her work is focused on emerging viruses and the development of vaccines for these viral threats. She studies how the immune system is regulated to develop immune memory during viral infection and viral vaccine immunization.
Dr. Kelvin’s research has followed the outbreaks of several emerging viruses including SARS-CoV, pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, seasonal avian influenza viruses (H5N1 and H7N9), chikungunya virus, Zika virus, and now the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.