FRCPC (Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology)
Research and teaching
Dr. Coffin’s research encompasses bench laboratory work on hepatitis B virus molecular virology, clinical / viral immunology, clinical trials and epidemiological studies. She is working to establish the Woodchuck Hepatitis Virus Animal Model for Hepatitis B to enhance understanding of natural history, immunopathogenesis, and testing of novel antivirals in hepatitis B.
Research “key words”/areas of focus:
• Hepatitis B Virus, Clinical immunology / Molecular Virology
• Chronic Hepatitis B, Clinical trials and Epidemiological studies
• Canadian Hepatitis B Network to facilitate national multi-site research studies on hepatitis B (www.canadianHBVnetwork.ca)