Dr. Tobias Kollmann is a clinician scientist (MD, PhD) and holds the rank of associate professor in the Division of Infectious and Immunological Diseases, Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia and BC’s Children’s Hospital, where he directs the Global Pediatric Infectious Disease Training Program. He is a recipient of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Carrere Award in Biomedical Sciences, a Career Award from the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program, and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Career Investigator Award. Kollmann holds operating grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the US National Institutes of Health.
Kollmann received his MD and PhD (microbiology and immunology) from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, New York) and graduated with distinction as an Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society scholar. He received his clinical training at the University of Washington where he also completed a fellowship in pediatric infectious disease. He is following his dream to optimize neonatal vaccination. To this end, Kollmann has embarked on a detailed developmental mechanistic analysis focusing on signaling pathways in innate immune cells with the goal of identifying improved approaches for early life immune modulation.
T.R. Kollmann. Variation between populations in the innate immune response to vaccine adjuvants. Frontiers in Immunology; In Press.
A.M. Sherrid & T.R. Kollmann. Age-dependent Differences in Systemic and Cell-autonomous Immunity to L.monocytogenes. Clinical & Developmental Immunology; In Press.
P. Cho, L. Gelinas, N.P. Corbett, S.J. Tebbutt, S.E. Turvey, E.S. Fortuno III, and T.R. Kollmann. Association of common single nucleotide polymorphisms in innate immune genes with differences in TLR-induced cytokine production in neonates. Genes & Immunity
T.R. Kollmann, O. Levy, R.R. Montgomery, S. Goriely. Innate Immune Function and Toll-like Receptors: Distinct Responses in Newborns and the Elderly. Immunity 37:771, 2012.
B. Reikie, R.C.M. Adams, C.E. Ruck, K. Ho, A. Leligdowicz, S. Pillay, S. Naidoo, E.F. Fortuno III, C. de Beer, W. Preiser, M.F. Cotton, D.P. Speert, M. Esser, T.R. Kollmann. Ontogeny of Toll-like receptor mediated cytokine responses of South African infants throughout the first year of life. PLoSONE 7:e44763, 2012.