Dr. Robyn Klein MD, PhD

Robyn Klein MD, PhD
Canada Excellence Research Chair, Neuroimmunology & Neurovirology

Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Western University
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
London, ON | Canada


Dr. Robyn S. Klein received her B.A. with honors in Biology from Barnard College, Columbia University followed by a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and an M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She then completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard University and her clinical fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by post-doctoral training in Immunology at Harvard University. Dr. Klein joined the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) in 2003, where she attained Professorships in the Departments of Medicine, Pathology & Immunology, and Neuroscience. At WUSM, she also served as Vice Provost and Associate Dean for Graduate Education, in the Directorship of the WUSM Medical Scientist Training Program, President of the WUSM Academic Women’s Network, and founded and directed the Center for Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious Diseases. At WUSM, Dr. Klein developed a neuroimmunology basic and translational science research program focused on the pathogenesis of neuroinflammatory diseases of the central nervous system (CNS). Work in the Klein laboratory has defined novel roles for cytokines and chemokines in the regulation of blood-brain barrier permeability to arboviruses, protective versus pathogenic leukocytes, and in neurologic sequelae of viral infections such as impaired learning and memory. In 2024, Dr. Klein joined the faculty of Western University, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, as Canada Excellence Research in Neuroimmunology and Neurovirology and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology