Post-Conference Speaker :
Sabra L. Klein, PhD

Associate Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland

Sabra L. Klein, PhD is a leading expert on sex differences in immune responses and susceptibility to infection and currently has over 100 peer-reviewed publications, authored several book chapters, and edited two books on the broad topics of sex differences in response to infection and treatments for infectious diseases. During the 2009 influenza pandemic, she was commissioned by the WHO to evaluate and publish a report on the impact of sex, gender, and pregnancy on the outcome of influenza virus infection. Dr. Klein has been invited to write reviews to introduce journal policies about sex reporting, wrote an Op Ed in the New York Times about sex-specific dosing of vaccines, and was lead author on an Opinion piece in PNAS defining the importance of sex as a biological variable in biomedical science. She is currently President-elect for the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences, which is the only scientific society dedicated to uncovering how males and females differ in health and disease. Her research has been highlighted in commentaries appearing in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature, and U.S. News and World Reports. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the National Science Foundation, and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. In 2010, she won the Society for Women’s Health Research Medtronic Award for Science Contributions, which recognized her scientific contributions as well as her commitment to mentoring other female scientists. In 2016, she received the Randolph-Macon College Distinguished Alumna Award.

Dr. Klein received her BA in Psychology from Randolph-Macon College, her MS from the University of Georgia in Biological Psychology, and her PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University. She did postdoctoral training at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology where she is now an Associate Professor.

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