Name: Maxwell Chan
Position: Undergraduate Project Student
Research Institute: Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research / University of Toronto
Research interests:Fibrosis, Fibroblast migration, Cardiology, Wound healing
Why I love immunology: Immunology plays a role in countless other biological and medical sciences. As I finish up my undergraduate degree, I’ve come to realise how integral Immunology is. While most people would not associate Cardiology with Immunology, the latter is very relevant to some cardiomyopathies, inflammation, and organ transplant.
If I wasn’t an immunologist I would be:Hopefully a dentist! I’m keen on entering the healthcare field and working with patients.
Tips for young people who want to enter the field of immunology: Talk to your professors! Researchers might seem intimidating, but they’re people too. Networking is an essential part of any field and it will help you land your first research experience.
What being an Immunopaedia Ambassador means to me: Being an Ambassador means sharing my interest in Immunology with others and making it more accessible for people outside of Immunology.
How I have contributed to Immunopaedia so far: I’ve served as a staff writer in the past and helped update some of the pre-courses offered by Immunopaedia. Now, I occasionally contribute articles for the Breaking News section and promote the site at the University of Toronto.
How can you get in touch with me ? by email: Maxwell.email@example.com
Our ambassador of the month is Mahaman Moustapha Lamine from Senegal. He is PhD candidate at the Centre of Medical and Health Research of Niger (CERMES), and also holds a lecturing position at University of Zinder . He has showcased Immunopaedia at his research institute and conducted our March Immunologist of the month interview. Thank Mahaman for contributing to Immunopaedia.
Position: PhD-Student, Lecturee at University of Zinder
Research Institute: Centre of Medical and Health Research of Niger (CERMES)
Research interests: Immuno-genetic of malaria
Why I love immunology: Because it’s amazing (and important) to know how our organism ministry of defence work
If I wasn’t an immunologist I would be:Pigeon Fancier
Tips for young people who want to enter the field of immunology: Immunology is a transversal and an indispensable tool for biomedical research
What being an Immunopaedia Ambassador means to me: Promoting the immunology around the world
How I have contributed to Immunopaedia so far: I promote immunopedia in my research institute and my university. I also conducted the March Immunologist of the month interview.
Online Profile: ResearchGate – Mahaman Moustapha Lamine
January – February 2019
This month we conducted a special video interview of Abdouramane Camara and Vicky Gent. Both ambassadors attended the 8th Infectious Diseases in Africa Symposium in November 2018, where they were selected as rapporteurs and provided summaries on Malaria and TB vaccines sessions.
Current position? PhD student in Immunology
Research Institute? Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology (IBMC), Strasbourg-France
Research interests? Immunology, Molecular biology, Infectious diseases
Current position? Graduate Assistant
Research Institute? Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya
Research interests? Immunomodulators, Vaccine development, Neuroimmunology
Interview by Cheleka AM Mpande