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Dr. Constance Finney is an assistant professor of integrative cell biology in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary. She is an infectious disease immunologist and she runs a lab at the university. Her work focuses on host parasite interactions.
Dr. Finney obtained a Bachelor of Science in biology from the Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine in London. She then earned a PhD in immunology and immuno-parasitology at the University of Edinburgh, focusing on immune responses to intestinal worms. Her post-doctoral training in malaria and HIV was undertaken at the universities of Toronto and Calgary, with time spent in Kisumu (Kenya).
She is currently conducting research on the impact of HIV on cancer-causing HPV infections. Her research focuses on host-parasite interactions, as well as polyparasitism and its impact on immune responses and therapeutics.
Dr. Finney was a CTN Postdoctoral Fellow from 2010-2012 while she studied the role of white blood cells in the gut during HIV infection.