Eva Kaufmann, PhD
Supervisor: Maziar Divangahi, PhD
Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program
Eva Kaufmann is the winner of the August 2018 Relève étoile Jacques-Genest award from the Fonds de recherche du Québec-Santé. She is the lead author on a study recently published in the journal Cell that demonstrated a novel approach for reprogramming stem cells to generate protective innate immunity (trained immunity) against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. This novel study paves the path for developing a new vaccine against tuberculosis and potentially other infectious diseases.