The Challenges of Making a Vaccine Against Malaria
with Dr. Stephanie Yanow
Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021

In this presentation we discuss the steps involved in translating a discovery in the lab to making an effective vaccine and share our experiences in trying to develop a vaccine to protect pregnant women from malaria.

Dr. Stephanie Yanow Photo

Dr. Yanow is a Professor in Global Health within the School of Public Health and cross-appointed in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Alberta. She trained at McGill, University College London (PhD), and Caltech. She spent 8 years working at the Alberta ProvLab in diagnostics and in 2015 became a full faculty member in the School of Public Health. She leads a research program focused on different aspects of malaria, from basic pathogenesis to translational development of diagnostics and vaccines. A major focus of her work is on malaria infection in pregnancy. Together with her partners in Uganda, Colombia, Brazil, the US and Australia, she is developing a novel vaccine approach to protect pregnant women in Africa from the devastating consequences of malaria infection.