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  • Rachel Kampen


Dr. Jun Wang

Program of Study:

MSc, Microbiology and Immunology

Project Title:

Understanding the Role of Regulatory B Cells and Precursor Marginal Zone B Cells in Chlamydia Infection and Cancer

Scholarships and/or Awards:

  • Canadian Society for Immunology 2016 Meeting - Poster Award 
  • ID Research Day/Canadian Center for Vaccinology Annual Symposium - Award for Best Poster by a Masters Student
  • Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Award, 2016-17
  • BHCRI Summer Studentship Award, 2015
  • IWK Studentship Award, 2014

Career Aspirations:

Rachel always had an interest in cancer research but did not get the opportunity to study cancer until she received a BHCRI Summer Studentship Award in 2015. From this project, her interest in cancer research grew and she was able to incorporate a cancer component into her MSC research. Rachel plans to continue working in health-related research after graduation. 


Dalhousie University


Cynthia Tram, Rachel Kampen, Scott Halperin, and Jun Wang. (2015). A vital control of intracellular Chlamydia infection requires interleukin-17 receptor mediated signaling. The Journal of Immunology. Immunology 2015 The American Association of Immunologists, 2015-05-09 (194:66.5)


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