Global COVID Lab Meeting

Postponed: Global virus outbreaks – interferons as 1st responders

Eleanor Fish

University of Toronto

About Eleanor Fish

Dr. Eleanor N. Fish, Ph.D., F.A.A.S., is a professor in the Department of Immunology at the University of Toronto. She is also associate chair for International Initiatives & Collaborations at the University of Toronto and an emerita scientist at Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, University Health Network. Dr. Fish studies the interactions of cytokines, specifically interferons and chemokines, with their receptors in normal and diseased tissues and cells. One focus of Dr. Fish’s research is the investigation of host-pathogen interactions at the cellular and molecular level, specifically in the context of viruses and interferons. Her research activities span basic science wet lab-research, to small animal models of disease and translating these findings to clinical utility. Dr. Fish received a B.Sc. from the University of Manchester, U.K., an M.Phil. from King’s College, University of London, U.K., and a Ph.D. from the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto. Dr. Fish is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiologists and a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences. She has received many international awards acknowledging her scientific achievements and has published more than 170 peer-reviewed scientific papers in international journals.