Company: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Liisa K. Selin, MD, PhD, Physician at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pathology.
With more than 20 years of professional experience, Dr. Selin has served as a professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School since 2008, having formerly acted as an associate professor, assistant professor, and instructor beginning in 1995. In these positions, Dr. Selin studies the role of T cells in response to viral infections. Her research has resulted in the discovery of the effects of heterologous immunity to be mediated by cross-reactive T cell responses. She has published a number of articles in esteemed journals as a result of her discoveries and spoken extensively on the cross-reactivity of heterologous immunity and CD8 T cells.
Dr. Selin earned a Bachelor of Science in biology and psychology in 1974 and a Doctor of Medicine from Dalhousie University in 1979. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Dalhousie University from 1979 to 1984, as well as a fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Manitoba from 1984 to 1986. Earning a Doctor of Philosophy in microbiology and immunology from the University of Manitoba in 1993, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical School from 1992 to 1995. She has been board certified in internal medicine in Canada since 1984.
Dr. Selin aspired to be a doctor since she was 6 years old after being treated for bacterial meningitis. In addition, she was inspired by the work of Marie Curie and desired to become a scientist to emulate her idol. She has maintained membership with the Canadian Infectious Disease Society and American Association of Immunologists.
In recognition of her exceptional accomplishments in the field of medicine, Dr. Selin has been awarded several accolades during her career. The recipient of a research grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease with the National Institutes of Health since 1999, she was also honored with the Clinical Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health from 1996 to 1999. In addition, she has received several scholarships, including the Dalhousie Entrance Scholarship and Izaak Walton Killam Scholarship, to aid in her academic endeavors. The Medical Council of Canada further gave her the Medical Council of Canada Student Fellowship from 1986 to 1991.
Attributing her success to her tenacity and ability to overcome any challenge, Dr. Selin looks toward the future and wishes to continue educating others and researching into chronic fatigue syndrome. Notably, she has been selected for inclusion into several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women.
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