'Placental inflammation in women living with HIV'
Seminar Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00
Dr Lisa Bebell, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
[Hosted by: A/Prof Jo-Ann Passmore, Division of Medical Virology & IDM, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town]
Lisa Bebell is an infectious diseases and critical care medicine specialist affiliated with Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. After completing her 3rd year of medical school at Columbia in 2005, Lisa spent 2 years in sub-Saharan Africa as a mentored student researcher. In the first of these two years, she was a Fogarty Fellow at CAPRISA in Durban, South Africa, researching the relationship between female genital tract inflammation during acute HIV infection in collaboration with Associate Professor Jo-Ann Passmore and Professor Carolyn Williamson at UCT. She began working in Uganda in 2006 with mentors from the University of California, San Francisco on interactions between HIV and malaria. After finishing internal medicine residency at UCSF in 2012, she moved to Boston for fellowship training and began researching pregnancy-related infections in Uganda where she lived from 2014-2017 working with obstetrician Dr. Joseph Ngonzi. Lisa’s current work is focused on the placenta as a mediator of poor outcomes in HIV-exposed infants though she has also done work on filovirus infections in pregnancy, antimicrobial resistance, and epidemiology of maternal and neonatal sepsis.
Wolfson Pavilion Lecture Theatre, IDM