Lyle McKinnon


  • Accepting Students: Yes
  • Research Category: Epidemiology


Current Positions

Assistant Professor, Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba
Senior Scientist, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Durban, South Africa
Honorary Lecturer, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Investigator, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba


PhD in Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba (2009)

Research Focus

I have published on defining HIV target cells at the site of HIV exposure, causes and consequences of genital tract inflammation, and understanding how host immune status impacts HIV acquisition and progression, particularly in young women, female sex workers, and men who have sex with men.

Research Interests

- How inflammation increases HIV acquisition risk in human cohorts