Dr. Aja Rieger is the Flow Cytometry Core manager at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. She is currently an ISAC Emerging Leader (2017-2021) and an active member of the ISAC SRL Services Committee and the Flow Cytometry Content Task Force. She is also Co-President of the Canadian Cytometry and Microscopy Association.
Aja Rieger holds an MSc in Immunology and Microbiology from McGill University, with a specialization in neuroimmunology, and a PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology from the University of Alberta, with a specialization in comparative immunology. After her PhD, she pursued a post-doctoral fellowship at University of California-Berkeley in Neuroimmunology. She then moved back to Edmonton to manage the flow cytometry facility at the University of Alberta. Her recent research has been focused on developing imaging flow cytometry tools to study the interactions between cells and pathogens.