Elizabeth Giles


   Research Assistant

   BSc, McMaster University

   905-525-9140 extension 22778


 I have always been very interested in what happens to the human body during times of viral infection and the interaction between pathogens and their hosts. Taking Dr. Ashkar's Viral Pathogenesis course allowed me to delve into the fascinating yet dangerous world of viral pathogens and gain a greater appreciation of how the human body, and viruses communicate to drive their adaptive strategies. 

I am very lucky to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Ashkar and Dr. Vahedi on the advantages of of using humanized mice for the study of viral pathogenesis. In addition to studying the advances in current humanized mouse models, I am exploring wet lab research to learn immunology-related techniques and protocols.

In my spare time I love to cook, ride my bike, and go for walks hoping to see dogs I can pet.