Dr. Michael Grant, PhD, Professor of Immunology, Division of BioMedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Michael grew up in Langley BC, attended the University of British Columbia for undergraduate and Master of Science degrees and then earned his doctorate in the Molecular Virology and Immunology Program at McMaster University. He worked for a biotechnology company, Immune Network Research Limited, as a research scientist during his postdoctoral training before joining the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Grant studies the immunology of chronic viral infection with a specific focus on HIV infection. He has been an NHRDP/CIHR HIV/AIDS scholar, CFI researcher member of the Ministerial Council for HIV AIDS, CAHR basic science council member and chair of the CIHR HIV/AIDS research advisory committee. He currently serves on the CIHR Virology and Viral Pathogenesis and Immunology and Transplantation operating grant review committees and is a council member of the Canadian Society for Immunology.