Lyle Mcinnon did his PhD at the University of Manitoba focused on understanding HIV-specific CTL responses and HIV diversity. His postdoctoral work was carried out at the University of Toronto on defining mucosal HIV target cells in the female genital tract. During his training he spent ~10 years in Nairobi, Kenya carrying out field research including epidemiological and immunological studies of high risk men and women. He spent >3 years at CAPRISA in Durban, South Africa as a Research Scientist continuing his work in mucosal immunology in the context of HIV prevention trials in women. Since 2015 he has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, with ongoing cross-appointments at CAPRISA, the University of Nairobi, and the Public Health Agency of Canada. His research interests include understanding the causes and consequences of inflammation in the female genital tract, HIV target cells including those that home to the gut, and HIV transmission in MSM in Kenya.