Dr. Haeryfar

Doctorate (Lab Medicine), M.Sc., Ph.D.
Vice President, Canadian Society for Immunology
Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology
Dept. of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology & Allergy
Dept. of Surgery, Division of General Surgery
Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute


Postdoctoral training, Cellular Biology & Viral Immunology Sections, Laboratory of Viral Diseases, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Mentors: Drs. Jonathan Yewdell & Jack Bennink
Ph.D., Immunology, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Mentor: Dr. David Hoskin
M.Sc., Tumor and Neurohormonal Immunology, Dept. of Immunology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Mentor: Dr. Istvan Berczi
Doctorate, Laboratory Medicine, National (Shaheed Beheshti) University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Mentors: Drs. Nayer Rassaian, Mohammad Moslemizadeh & Ladan Gohari
Associate Degree, Medical Laboratory Technology, Jondi Shapour University, Ahwaz, Iran


  • American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Careers in Immunology Fellowship Award, 2019
  • Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Dean’s Award of Excellence, 2019
  • Induction into the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) College of Reviewers, 2017
  • American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Laboratory Travel Award, 2017
  • Re-election to the Canadian Society for Immunology (CSI) Council, 2015 – 2017
  • Election to the Canadian Society for Immunology (CSI) Council, 2013-2015
  • Appreciation Certificate from Sanofi-Aventis Biotalent Challenge, 2011
  • Canada Research Chair in Viral Immunity & Pathogenesis (Tier 2), Government of Canada, 2010-2015
  • Early Researcher Award, The Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, 2009-2014
  • New Research and Scholarly Initiative Award, Western University, 2007
  • Canadian Society for Immunology (CSI) Junior Investigator Travel Award (to attend the 13th International Congress of Immunology, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), 2007
  • 12th International Congress of Immunology (ICI/FOCIS, Montreal) Travel Award, 2004
  • Fogarty International Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, National Institutes of Health (NIH), 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06
  • Dalhousie Inflammation Group Travel Award, 2001
  • Dalhousie Faculty of Graduate Studies Student Travel Grant, 2001
  • ​​​​​​​Izaac Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship (Dalhousie University’s most prestigious graduate student award), 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03
  • Manitoba Medical Services Foundation Morris/Neaman Award for Excellence in Research (in recognition of the best M.Sc. thesis in the Faculty of Medicine), 2000
  • ​​​​​​​Dalhousie Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship, 2000
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postgraduate Scholarship (Doctoral), 2000-02
  • ​​​​​​​Dalhousie Inflammation Group Studentship, 1999
  • Dalhousie Graduate Student Award, 1999
  • ​​​​​​​University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship, 1999-2000 & 2000-01 (declined)
  • Manitoba Medical College Foundation Research Poster Award, 1999
  • ​​​​​​​University of Manitoba Graduate Student Travel Award, 1998
  • University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship, 1997-98, 1998-99
  • ​​​​​​​The Award of Excellence from the then President of Iran (in recognition of the top graduates of nation-wide doctoral programs), 1996
  • Appreciation Certificate from the Iranian Ministry of Health (for editing an award-winning booklet titled Serological Tests for Syphilis), 1991
  • ​​​​​​​Laboratory Hematology Competition Prize, 1989