Host-Pathogen Interaction Laboratory
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About

Dr.  

Uzonna  

obtained   

a   

Doctor   

of   

Veterinary   

Medicine   

(DVM)   

degree   

with   

high   

distinction   

from   

the

University  

of  

Nigeria  

in  

1990  

and  

Ph.D.  

in  

Immunology  

from  

the  

University  

of  

Saskatchewan,  

Canada.  

He  

did

his  

postdoctoral  

fellowship  

training  

at  

the  

University  

of  

Pennsylvania,  

Philadelphia  

USA.  

He  

was  

recruited  

to

the  

Department  

of  

Immunology,  

University  

of  

Manitoba  

in  

2004.  

Dr.  

Uzonna’s  

research  

program  

focuses  

on

understanding  

cellular  

and  

molecular  

mechanisms  

that  

regulate  

the  

induction,  

maintenance  

and  

loss  

of

protective  

immunity  

against  

parasitic  

infections,  

with  

a  

view  

to  

exploiting  

the  

knowledge  

gained  

from  

these

studies  

to  

develop  

effective  

vaccines  

and  

vaccination  

strategies  

against  

these  

infections.  

In  

addition,  

he  

is

interested  

in  

understanding  

immunomodulatory  

mechanisms  

that  

regulate  

the  

pathophysiology  

of  

sepsis

and  

septic  

shock.  

Dr.  

Uzonna  

is  

currently  

a  

Professor  

of  

Immunology  

in  

the  

departments  

of  

Immunology  

and

Medical  

Microbiology  

and  

the  

Leader  

of  

Parasite  

Vaccines  

Development  

Laboratory  

Research  

Group.  

He  

was

a  

recipient  

of  

the  

Canadian  

Institutes  

of  

Health  

Research  

(CIHR)  

New  

Investigators  

Award  

and  

currently  

holds

the  

Research  

Manitoba  

(formerly  

Manitoba  

Health  

Research  

Council)  

Chair  

in  

Infectious  

Immunology.  

He  

is  

a

member  

of  

several  

professional  

organizations  

including  

The  

Canadian  

Society  

for  

Immunology,  

The  

American

Association  

of  

Immunologist  

and  

The  

American  

Association  

of  

Microbiologists.  

He  

is  

a  

recipient  

of  

numerous

community,  

teaching,  

academic  

and  

research  

awards,  

the  

most  

recent  

includes  

The  

Ken  

Hughes  

Award  

for

outstanding  

achievement  

in  

biomedical  

research  

and  

The  

Manitoba  

Black  

Community  

Award  

for  

outstanding

achievement  

in  

mentoring  

and  

education.  

He  

has  

published  

over  

70  

original  

research  

articles  

(>  

40  

articles  

in

the last 5 years) and holds 2 USA patents.

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