Global COVID Lab Meeting

Global Virus Outbreaks – Interferons as 1st Responders

Nov 19, 2020

Eleanor N. Fish, Ph.D., F.A.A.S

University of Toronto

About Eleanor N. Fish, Ph.D., F.A.A.S

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, Canada. Dr. Fish is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiologists and a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences. Dr. Fish has received many international awards acknowledging her scientific achievements and has published more than 170 peer reviewed scientific papers in international journals. 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.