Dr. Muir is a research associate in infectious diseases and HIV medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine, having previously completed postdoctoral work in human immunology at Drexel and the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute. Dr. Muir completed her PhD in medicine with a concentration in immunology at Queen’s University Belfast; she presented her PhD thesis and published her work on the identification of type 3 innate lymphoid cells in the lung during acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). She has also successfully published during her postdoctoral research on the role of T-helper- B cell responses in acute HIV infection and collaborated on multiple projects and co-authored multiple publications with colleagues at Drexel, as well as collaborators from other universities and institutes including the Thai Red Cross and Military HIV Research program. Dr. Muir also mentors junior and senior graduate students in the lab, and serves as a judge at Drexel’s Discovery Day, as well as the Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference.
Dr. Muir sits as a representative on the Women in Medicine and Science Committee because she is passionate about advocating for women’s issues and diversity in the workplace. She is very keen on many of the initiatives that WIMSC is undertaking, and through some of these initiatives, would like to highlight and promote the need for more mentoring and sponsorship of invisible scholars and future faculty.