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Prof. Eleanor Fish University of Toronto and Toronto General Research Institute, Canada1 Talk
Eleanor Fish received her undergraduate degree at the University of Manchester, England, and her Master of Philosophy in Virology at the University of London, England. She completed her PhD in cell biology at the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto, Canada. A major focus of her work... read moreis the investigation of host-pathogen interactions, specifically in the context of viruses and interferons. During the 2003 outbreak of SARS in Toronto, she initiated studies to investigate the therapeutic potential of interferon in SARS patients. Encouraging results have directed her group's efforts toward examining interferon activity against a number of emerging infectious diseases, such as avian H5N1 and pandemic H1N1 influenza viruses.