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Hablemos del impacto de la pandemia en grupos vulnerables

February 9 @ 5:30 pm

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Dr. Yane Valdez. Born in Perú Dr Valdez began her research under Dr Gilman’s supervision (John’s Hopkins and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru), Dr Valdez led a research team investigating the molecular epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium known as inducer of gastric ulcers and cancer.

She then completed her MSc with Dr Townsend at the Biomedical Research Centre at UBC in Vancouver studying fundamental question on how T and B cells communicate to produce an effective immune response.

She did her doctoral studies in Dr Finlay’s lab and revealed novel concepts of innate responses to the pathogen Salmonella, with important implications for human infectious diseases, infectious colitis, IBD and intestinal fibrosis.

After 5 years of post-doctoral work in many institutes in UBC she joined StemCell Technologies Inc. leading a team in Innate Immunology. She returned to academia and managed the Research Office at the UBC Faculty of Medicine.

Currently, she is an invited lecturer in many Universities in South America, and a volunteer for Immunology Without Borders, chapter of the International Union of Immunological Societies. Leads the EDI chapter of the Canadian Society of Immunologists and volunteers in the Education Committee of the American Association for Immunologists.

She volunteers for Covid19 Resources Canada, BC Lead, Science up First. She is a champion of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Women in STEM initiatives in Canada and globally, she recently has been recognized for her advocacy as a “Women Leader of the Americas” International Recognition, and serves as an advisor for the Centre of Innovation and Leadership for Women (2021-2022). She serves in the Board of Directors of the Anti NMDRA Encephalitis Foundation.

She is the founder of @ImmunoLatinXs and Hispanic in Stem Canada and a proud mother of two.

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