Kathy McCoy, PhD

Scientific Director, International Microbiome Centre, Director, Germ-free facility

Professor, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Her research group is using germ-free mice to understand how early exposure to intestinal microbes educates and regulates the developing immune system. And how this affects susceptibility to immune-mediated diseases like allergies and autoimmunity.

Recruited from:University of Bern, Switzerland

Research focus:Microbiome-immune system interactions.

Background: Kathy McCoy’s PhD in Immunology is from the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, Otago University in Wellington, New Zealand. Postdoctoral studies were done at the Institute of Experimental Immunology in Zürich, Switzerland.

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