GS3 Speakers

Prof Sabra Klein


Assistant Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA.

Sabra Klein PhD is Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. She is a leading expert on sex differences in susceptibility to infection. In 2010, she won the Society for Women’s Health Research Medtronic Award for Science Contributions.

Professor Klein spoke at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013 (GS3NA) on uncovering the mechanisms mediating how males and females differ in their immune responses to viral infection and vaccination and how immunological, hormonal, and genetic differences between males and females affect sex differences in susceptibility to viruses, including influenza viruses and hantaviruses.  She has contributed to research showing that females typically mount more robust immune responses than males, which can be beneficial for clearance of viruses, but also can be detrimental by causing immunopathology.