Hajar Chihab

Hajar Chihab, PhD (Chouaib Doukkali University)
Postdoctoral Fellow (2020-present)
hajar_chihab@sfu.ca

Research

My past research experience has encompassed many aspects of host-virus interactions in the context of hepatitis B and C infections. I am keen to continue studying molecular and cellular mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions and infectious diseases. I am therefore thrilled to be a member of the Pantophlet Lab, which will allow me to consolidate my training in immuno-virology. The objective of my postdoctoral project is to contribute to the design of a more broadly protective flu vaccine. To this end, I aim to better understand antigenic triggers for eliciting protective antibodies. I also will utilize expertise from my PhD research to probe innate immune effectors that may be relevant to eliciting such antibodies.

Other Interests

I like to discover nature, where I can meditate and be inspired to write. Indeed, I hope to publish my personal diary one day. In addition to writing, I also enjoy drawing and creating fashion styles. I am very interested also in psychology and philosophy and like reading and interpreting others’ personalities.