Plenary Session 4 presentation title: “Fantastic IgA Plasma Cells and where to find them”
Jen Gommerman, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Chair, Graduate Studies Department of Immunology, Temerty Faculty of Medicine University of Toronto
Jen received her Ph.D. (Immunology) at the University of Toronto in 1998. She went on to do a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School and then joined Biogen Inc. as a Staff Scientist in 2000. After 3 years in Industry, she returned to Academia as an Assistant Professor (Immunology) at the University of Toronto in 2003, in 2015 was promoted to full Professor and in 2020 was awarded a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Tissue Specific Immunity. Jen's basic research focuses on autoimmunity, particularly the disease Multiple Sclerosis. More recently she has been studying the antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 in patients with COVID-19.