Maurine Neiman


Dr. Maurine Neiman is a professor in Biology and in Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa. She also serves the University of Iowa as a Provost Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She uses genomics as well as experiments in natural populations to study the evolution of sexual reproduction, invasive species, and host-parasite interactions. On a personal level, Maurine tragically lost her healthy, two-year-old son, JJ, to influenza in February 2020. Since that time, she has become an avid parent advocate in the immunization space, helping to educate others about the disease burden of flu and the importance of annual vaccination. Maurine is particularly interested in how genetic factors may predispose some otherwise healthy children to severe flu-related outcomes.

Read JJ’s story here.

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