Seminar: Effects of hormonal contraception on female genital microbiota and immunity in South African adolescents: a randomized trial

Presented by Heather Jaspan (Div. Immunology, IDM, UCT/Dept. Global Health and Pediatrics, University of

Heather Jaspan completed her medical degree and PhD in Molecular Cell Biology at Tulane University, and thereafter did pediatrics training at the University of Washington/ Seattle Children's Hospital. Upon completion, she returned to Africa, where she spent 5 years doing clinical HIV prevention research. In 2008, she returned to Seattle Children's to complete her Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship, returning to basic science immunology research. She spends a large proportion of her time recruiting cohorts in South Africa, and running laboratories in both Cape Town and Seattle, answering immunological questions around HIV prevention in children via breastfeeding and in adolescents via sexual activity.

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 -
15:00 to 16:00

Molecular Biology tearoom (Rm 407), Molecular Biology Blg, Upper Campus

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