Riley is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Manitoba. His research focuses on characterizing the host genetics of HIV infection in African populations and understanding how host genetic variation impacts gene expression in a population and cell type-specific manner. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Manitoba in genetics and beginning his Master’s at the JC Wilt Infectious Diseases Research Center before transferring to the PhD program. Riley has a particular interest in encouraging youth to pursue careers in STEM.
Welcome Message from Riley Tough
Hi fellow trainees,
I am excited for the opportunity to bring the trainee perspective to the CAHR Board of Directors. Due to the pandemic, many of us have faced serious setbacks in graduate studies progress, networking, job opportunities, and other aspects of our normal work life. One of my goals as trainee representative is to develop resources to help new and established researchers/clinicians/residents be successful in their line of work. I understand the needs of individuals will vary by practice, and I welcome feedback from all of you to help create a framework that benefits all members of CAHR. If you are interested in participating in surveys or focus groups, please reach out to me at CAHRTraineeRep@cahr-acrv.ca. I look forward to working with, and for, you!