FHS Seminar Series - Development of alarming immune functions in humans during ontogeny

by Dr. Pascal Lavoie, Associate Professor, UBC & Clinician-Scientist at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute

February 01, 2018

Event Type

Seminar Series


February 01, 2018 at 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


Blusson Hall, Room 9920


This presentation will feature recent progresses in our understanding of immune development in humans during the late phase of pregnancy, the mechanisms involved and how it impacts newborns’ susceptibility to infections.


After completing a bachelors’ degree in biochemistry (University of Montreal), a medical undergraduate(MD)/PhD training at McGill University, a medical residency in pediatrics (Hopital Sainte-Justine, Montreal) with a subspecialty (fellowship) training in neonatal medicine and post-doc in neonatal immunology, Pascal joined the Faculty of Medicine at UBC in 2008. In addition to providing medical care for sick newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the BC Women’s Hospital, he led a research lab in developmental immunology at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and was co-lead on a national CIHR-funded clinical trial in neonatal care (MOBYDIck Trial). Pascal's core basic science research focuses on the developing human immune system during gestation and early neonatal period.


* This Seminar Series is open to the SFU Research Community.  

* This seminar was recorded and be viewed here by the FHS Research Community

*  A light lunch will be available at this seminar.  

* The FHS Research Seminar Series is an Accredited Small Group Learning by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.