Faculty

Ali Ashkar

DVM, PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Ali Ashkar
Professor
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Study of innate immunity to viral infections and cancer, experimental models of human specific diseases

905-525-9140 ext. 22311
ashkara@mcmaster.ca


Dawn Bowdish

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Dawn Bowdish
Professor

Dr. Dawn Bowdish, Professor and Canadian Research Chair in Aging & Immunity. Her lab studies how the microbiota and the innate immune system change with age and how these changes impact healthy/unhealthy aging and increase susceptibility to pneumonia.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: immunosenescence, macrophage biology, macrophage receptor expression, scavenger receptor and phagocytic receptor function and signalling, aging and immunity, innate immunity & host defence, bacterial colonization and infections (e.g. Streptococcus pneumoniae), animal models of pneumonia and post-influenza pneumonia, microbiome of the upper respiratory tract, pathogen, commensals of the upper respiratory tract

905-525-9140 ext. 22313
bowdish@mcmaster.ca


Jonathan Bramson

PhD
Faculty
Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Jonathan Bramson
Vice-Dean, Research
Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 22233
bramsonj@mcmaster.ca


Amy Gillgrass

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Amy Gillgass
Assistant Professor

My lab is developing models to study the pathology/immunology of human disease.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: My primary research focus is on Immunology, Mucosal Immunology, Infectious Disease and Virology. In particular, we are establishing humanized mouse models to enable comprehensive examination of viruses with human tropism such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

905-525-9140 ext. 25133
gillgra@mcmaster.ca


Jeremy Hirota

PhD
Faculty
Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Jeremy Hirota
Assistant Professor
Canada Research Chair in Respiratory Mucosal Immunology (Tier 2)

The Hirota Lab aims to develop an internationally recognized translational research program in respiratory mucosal immunology focused on lung health and disease.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Respiratory mucosal immunology, environmental exposures, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, airway epithelial cells, ATP Binding Cassette (ABC) Transporters commercialization of research, science communication.

905-518-0745
hirotaja@mcmaster.ca


Manel Jordana

MD, PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Allergy, particularly food allergy, mucosal immunity

905-525-9140 ext. 22374
jordanam@mcmaster.ca


Charu Kaushic

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Charu Kaushic
Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Mucosal Immunity to HIV & sexually transmitted infections

905-525-9140 ext. 22988
kaushic@mcmaster.ca


Mark Larché

PhD
Faculty
Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Department of Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Mark Larche
Professor
Canada Research Chair, Allergy & Immune Tolerance

Research focuses on the pathogenesis and treatment of chronic inflammation, including allergic, autoimmune and transplantation-related diseases. He has developed therapeutic vaccines for allergic rhinitis and asthma.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Currently working on asthma/allergy, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and graft versus host disease.

905-525-9140 ext. 21284
larche@mcmaster.ca


Brian Lichty

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Brian Lichty
Associate Professor

Studies virus host interactions at the basic level and as a means to target viruses to infect tumour cells and mediate direct tumour cell killing while inducing an anti-tumour immune response

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Host-virus interactions and viral therapeutics for cancer

905-525-9140 ext. 22478
lichtyb@mcmaster.ca


Maria Medina

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Assistant Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Manufacturing of adenoviral vectors for pre-clinical and clinical applications

905-525-9140 ext. 22946
mmedina@mcmaster.ca


Matthew Miller

PhD
Faculty
Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Matthew Miller
Associate Professor
Associate Chair & Assistant Dean, Biochemistry Graduate Program

The Miller Laboratory is focused on understanding the intimate relationship between viral pathogens and their hosts.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Innate and adaptive immune responses to viral infections, especially influenza

905-525-9140 ext. 22387
mmiller@mcmaster.ca


Karen Mossman

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Mossman-Karen-circle-web
Professor

The Mossman lab studies how viruses interact with their hosts, and uses this knowledge to develop novel antiviral and cancer therapies.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Viral immunity, virus-host interactions in humans and bats, oncolytic viruses, cancer immunotherapy

905-525-9140 ext. 23542
mossk@mcmaster.ca


Carl Richards

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Richards-website
Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Molecular mechanism of cytokines and receptors in diseases involving chronic inflammation. Stromal cells and responses to cytokines. Tissue remodeling in arthritis, atherosclerosis and lung diseases. Biologics involving Cytokines/receptors, in therapeutics of inflammation.

905-525-9140 ext. 22391
richards@mcmaster.ca


Kenneth L. Rosenthal

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Kenneth Rosenthal
Professor

Special focus on viral disease and HIV/AIDS within the Medical Sciences Program

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Innate and adaptive mucosal immune responses in chronic viral infections, including HIV-1 and HSV-2; understanding of the mechanisms used by mucosally-transmitted viruses to evade, subvert and suppress host innate and adaptive immune responses to establish persistent infections.

905-525-9140 ext. 22375
rosenthl@mcmaster.ca


Anthony F. Rullo

MSc, PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Assistant Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Chemical Immunomodulatory approaches to combat cancer, multivalent metastatic cell targeting oligomers, covalent re-engineering of immunological machinery and the cancer cell surface

905-521-2100 ext. 76323
rulloa@mcmaster.ca


Martin Stämpfli

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Professor
Associate member, Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine
RESEARCH INTERESTS: How environmental and infectious agents, alone or in combination, influence innate and adaptive immune responses in the respiratory tract and the contribution of these changes to the pathogenesis of respiratory disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.

905-525-9140 ext. 22493
stampfli@mcmaster.ca


Yonghong Wan

MD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
yonghong-wan_fsd_cropped
Professor

Our research focuses on the development of immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer with an emphasis on genetic vaccines, engineered T cells and oncolytic viruses.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Tumor immunity, cancer vaccines, adoptive T cell therapy, oncolytic viruses

905-525-9140 ext. 22461
wanyong@mcmaster.ca


Zhou Xing

MD, PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
xing
Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Anti-microbial mucosal immunity and tuberculosis vaccine development

905-525-9140 ext. 22471
xingz@mcmaster.ca


Ali Ashkar

DVM, PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Ali Ashkar
Professor
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Study of innate immunity to viral infections and cancer, experimental models of human specific diseases

905-525-9140 ext. 22311
ashkara@mcmaster.ca


Jonathan Bramson

PhD
Faculty
Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Jonathan Bramson
Vice-Dean, Research
Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 22233
bramsonj@mcmaster.ca


Brian Lichty

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Brian Lichty
Associate Professor

Studies virus host interactions at the basic level and as a means to target viruses to infect tumour cells and mediate direct tumour cell killing while inducing an anti-tumour immune response

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Host-virus interactions and viral therapeutics for cancer

905-525-9140 ext. 22478
lichtyb@mcmaster.ca


Karen Mossman

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Mossman-Karen-circle-web
Professor

The Mossman lab studies how viruses interact with their hosts, and uses this knowledge to develop novel antiviral and cancer therapies.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Viral immunity, virus-host interactions in humans and bats, oncolytic viruses, cancer immunotherapy

905-525-9140 ext. 23542
mossk@mcmaster.ca


Carl Richards

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Richards-website
Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Molecular mechanism of cytokines and receptors in diseases involving chronic inflammation. Stromal cells and responses to cytokines. Tissue remodeling in arthritis, atherosclerosis and lung diseases. Biologics involving Cytokines/receptors, in therapeutics of inflammation.

905-525-9140 ext. 22391
richards@mcmaster.ca


Anthony F. Rullo

MSc, PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Assistant Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Chemical Immunomodulatory approaches to combat cancer, multivalent metastatic cell targeting oligomers, covalent re-engineering of immunological machinery and the cancer cell surface

905-521-2100 ext. 76323
rulloa@mcmaster.ca


Yonghong Wan

MD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
yonghong-wan_fsd_cropped
Professor

Our research focuses on the development of immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer with an emphasis on genetic vaccines, engineered T cells and oncolytic viruses.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Tumor immunity, cancer vaccines, adoptive T cell therapy, oncolytic viruses

905-525-9140 ext. 22461
wanyong@mcmaster.ca


Ali Ashkar

DVM, PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Ali Ashkar
Professor
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Study of innate immunity to viral infections and cancer, experimental models of human specific diseases

905-525-9140 ext. 22311
ashkara@mcmaster.ca


Dawn Bowdish

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Dawn Bowdish
Professor

Dr. Dawn Bowdish, Professor and Canadian Research Chair in Aging & Immunity. Her lab studies how the microbiota and the innate immune system change with age and how these changes impact healthy/unhealthy aging and increase susceptibility to pneumonia.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: immunosenescence, macrophage biology, macrophage receptor expression, scavenger receptor and phagocytic receptor function and signalling, aging and immunity, innate immunity & host defence, bacterial colonization and infections (e.g. Streptococcus pneumoniae), animal models of pneumonia and post-influenza pneumonia, microbiome of the upper respiratory tract, pathogen, commensals of the upper respiratory tract

905-525-9140 ext. 22313
bowdish@mcmaster.ca


Jonathan Bramson

PhD
Faculty
Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Jonathan Bramson
Vice-Dean, Research
Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 22233
bramsonj@mcmaster.ca


Mark Larché

PhD
Faculty
Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Department of Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Mark Larche
Professor
Canada Research Chair, Allergy & Immune Tolerance

Research focuses on the pathogenesis and treatment of chronic inflammation, including allergic, autoimmune and transplantation-related diseases. He has developed therapeutic vaccines for allergic rhinitis and asthma.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Currently working on asthma/allergy, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and graft versus host disease.

905-525-9140 ext. 21284
larche@mcmaster.ca


Brian Lichty

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Brian Lichty
Associate Professor

Studies virus host interactions at the basic level and as a means to target viruses to infect tumour cells and mediate direct tumour cell killing while inducing an anti-tumour immune response

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Host-virus interactions and viral therapeutics for cancer

905-525-9140 ext. 22478
lichtyb@mcmaster.ca


Maria Medina

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Assistant Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Manufacturing of adenoviral vectors for pre-clinical and clinical applications

905-525-9140 ext. 22946
mmedina@mcmaster.ca


Karen Mossman

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Mossman-Karen-circle-web
Professor

The Mossman lab studies how viruses interact with their hosts, and uses this knowledge to develop novel antiviral and cancer therapies.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Viral immunity, virus-host interactions in humans and bats, oncolytic viruses, cancer immunotherapy

905-525-9140 ext. 23542
mossk@mcmaster.ca


Carl Richards

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Richards-website
Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Molecular mechanism of cytokines and receptors in diseases involving chronic inflammation. Stromal cells and responses to cytokines. Tissue remodeling in arthritis, atherosclerosis and lung diseases. Biologics involving Cytokines/receptors, in therapeutics of inflammation.

905-525-9140 ext. 22391
richards@mcmaster.ca


Kenneth L. Rosenthal

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Kenneth Rosenthal
Professor

Special focus on viral disease and HIV/AIDS within the Medical Sciences Program

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Innate and adaptive mucosal immune responses in chronic viral infections, including HIV-1 and HSV-2; understanding of the mechanisms used by mucosally-transmitted viruses to evade, subvert and suppress host innate and adaptive immune responses to establish persistent infections.

905-525-9140 ext. 22375
rosenthl@mcmaster.ca


Anthony F. Rullo

MSc, PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Assistant Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Chemical Immunomodulatory approaches to combat cancer, multivalent metastatic cell targeting oligomers, covalent re-engineering of immunological machinery and the cancer cell surface

905-521-2100 ext. 76323
rulloa@mcmaster.ca


Yonghong Wan

MD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
yonghong-wan_fsd_cropped
Professor

Our research focuses on the development of immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer with an emphasis on genetic vaccines, engineered T cells and oncolytic viruses.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Tumor immunity, cancer vaccines, adoptive T cell therapy, oncolytic viruses

905-525-9140 ext. 22461
wanyong@mcmaster.ca


Amy Gillgrass

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Amy Gillgass
Assistant Professor

My lab is developing models to study the pathology/immunology of human disease.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: My primary research focus is on Immunology, Mucosal Immunology, Infectious Disease and Virology. In particular, we are establishing humanized mouse models to enable comprehensive examination of viruses with human tropism such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

905-525-9140 ext. 25133
gillgra@mcmaster.ca


Jeremy Hirota

PhD
Faculty
Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Jeremy Hirota
Assistant Professor
Canada Research Chair in Respiratory Mucosal Immunology (Tier 2)

The Hirota Lab aims to develop an internationally recognized translational research program in respiratory mucosal immunology focused on lung health and disease.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Respiratory mucosal immunology, environmental exposures, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, airway epithelial cells, ATP Binding Cassette (ABC) Transporters commercialization of research, science communication.

905-518-0745
hirotaja@mcmaster.ca


Manel Jordana

MD, PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Allergy, particularly food allergy, mucosal immunity

905-525-9140 ext. 22374
jordanam@mcmaster.ca


Charu Kaushic

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Charu Kaushic
Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Mucosal Immunity to HIV & sexually transmitted infections

905-525-9140 ext. 22988
kaushic@mcmaster.ca


Kenneth L. Rosenthal

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Kenneth Rosenthal
Professor

Special focus on viral disease and HIV/AIDS within the Medical Sciences Program

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Innate and adaptive mucosal immune responses in chronic viral infections, including HIV-1 and HSV-2; understanding of the mechanisms used by mucosally-transmitted viruses to evade, subvert and suppress host innate and adaptive immune responses to establish persistent infections.

905-525-9140 ext. 22375
rosenthl@mcmaster.ca


Zhou Xing

MD, PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
xing
Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Anti-microbial mucosal immunity and tuberculosis vaccine development

905-525-9140 ext. 22471
xingz@mcmaster.ca


Ali Ashkar

DVM, PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Ali Ashkar
Professor
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Study of innate immunity to viral infections and cancer, experimental models of human specific diseases

905-525-9140 ext. 22311
ashkara@mcmaster.ca


Dawn Bowdish

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Dawn Bowdish
Professor

Dr. Dawn Bowdish, Professor and Canadian Research Chair in Aging & Immunity. Her lab studies how the microbiota and the innate immune system change with age and how these changes impact healthy/unhealthy aging and increase susceptibility to pneumonia.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: immunosenescence, macrophage biology, macrophage receptor expression, scavenger receptor and phagocytic receptor function and signalling, aging and immunity, innate immunity & host defence, bacterial colonization and infections (e.g. Streptococcus pneumoniae), animal models of pneumonia and post-influenza pneumonia, microbiome of the upper respiratory tract, pathogen, commensals of the upper respiratory tract

905-525-9140 ext. 22313
bowdish@mcmaster.ca


Amy Gillgrass

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Amy Gillgass
Assistant Professor

My lab is developing models to study the pathology/immunology of human disease.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: My primary research focus is on Immunology, Mucosal Immunology, Infectious Disease and Virology. In particular, we are establishing humanized mouse models to enable comprehensive examination of viruses with human tropism such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

905-525-9140 ext. 25133
gillgra@mcmaster.ca


Charu Kaushic

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Charu Kaushic
Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Mucosal Immunity to HIV & sexually transmitted infections

905-525-9140 ext. 22988
kaushic@mcmaster.ca


Brian Lichty

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Brian Lichty
Associate Professor

Studies virus host interactions at the basic level and as a means to target viruses to infect tumour cells and mediate direct tumour cell killing while inducing an anti-tumour immune response

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Host-virus interactions and viral therapeutics for cancer

905-525-9140 ext. 22478
lichtyb@mcmaster.ca


Matthew Miller

PhD
Faculty
Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Matthew Miller
Associate Professor
Associate Chair & Assistant Dean, Biochemistry Graduate Program

The Miller Laboratory is focused on understanding the intimate relationship between viral pathogens and their hosts.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Innate and adaptive immune responses to viral infections, especially influenza

905-525-9140 ext. 22387
mmiller@mcmaster.ca


Karen Mossman

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Mossman-Karen-circle-web
Professor

The Mossman lab studies how viruses interact with their hosts, and uses this knowledge to develop novel antiviral and cancer therapies.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Viral immunity, virus-host interactions in humans and bats, oncolytic viruses, cancer immunotherapy

905-525-9140 ext. 23542
mossk@mcmaster.ca


Kenneth L. Rosenthal

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Kenneth Rosenthal
Professor

Special focus on viral disease and HIV/AIDS within the Medical Sciences Program

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Innate and adaptive mucosal immune responses in chronic viral infections, including HIV-1 and HSV-2; understanding of the mechanisms used by mucosally-transmitted viruses to evade, subvert and suppress host innate and adaptive immune responses to establish persistent infections.

905-525-9140 ext. 22375
rosenthl@mcmaster.ca


Martin Stämpfli

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Professor
Associate member, Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine
RESEARCH INTERESTS: How environmental and infectious agents, alone or in combination, influence innate and adaptive immune responses in the respiratory tract and the contribution of these changes to the pathogenesis of respiratory disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.

905-525-9140 ext. 22493
stampfli@mcmaster.ca


Zhou Xing

MD, PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
xing
Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Anti-microbial mucosal immunity and tuberculosis vaccine development

905-525-9140 ext. 22471
xingz@mcmaster.ca


Maria Medina

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Assistant Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Manufacturing of adenoviral vectors for pre-clinical and clinical applications

905-525-9140 ext. 22946
mmedina@mcmaster.ca


Matthew Miller

PhD
Faculty
Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Matthew Miller
Associate Professor
Associate Chair & Assistant Dean, Biochemistry Graduate Program

The Miller Laboratory is focused on understanding the intimate relationship between viral pathogens and their hosts.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Innate and adaptive immune responses to viral infections, especially influenza

905-525-9140 ext. 22387
mmiller@mcmaster.ca


Kenneth L. Rosenthal

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Kenneth Rosenthal
Professor

Special focus on viral disease and HIV/AIDS within the Medical Sciences Program

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Innate and adaptive mucosal immune responses in chronic viral infections, including HIV-1 and HSV-2; understanding of the mechanisms used by mucosally-transmitted viruses to evade, subvert and suppress host innate and adaptive immune responses to establish persistent infections.

905-525-9140 ext. 22375
rosenthl@mcmaster.ca


Zhou Xing

MD, PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
xing
Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Anti-microbial mucosal immunity and tuberculosis vaccine development

905-525-9140 ext. 22471
xingz@mcmaster.ca


Dawn Bowdish

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Dawn Bowdish
Professor

Dr. Dawn Bowdish, Professor and Canadian Research Chair in Aging & Immunity. Her lab studies how the microbiota and the innate immune system change with age and how these changes impact healthy/unhealthy aging and increase susceptibility to pneumonia.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: immunosenescence, macrophage biology, macrophage receptor expression, scavenger receptor and phagocytic receptor function and signalling, aging and immunity, innate immunity & host defence, bacterial colonization and infections (e.g. Streptococcus pneumoniae), animal models of pneumonia and post-influenza pneumonia, microbiome of the upper respiratory tract, pathogen, commensals of the upper respiratory tract

905-525-9140 ext. 22313
bowdish@mcmaster.ca


Jeremy Hirota

PhD
Faculty
Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Jeremy Hirota
Assistant Professor
Canada Research Chair in Respiratory Mucosal Immunology (Tier 2)

The Hirota Lab aims to develop an internationally recognized translational research program in respiratory mucosal immunology focused on lung health and disease.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Respiratory mucosal immunology, environmental exposures, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, airway epithelial cells, ATP Binding Cassette (ABC) Transporters commercialization of research, science communication.

905-518-0745
hirotaja@mcmaster.ca


Carl Richards

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Richards-website
Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Molecular mechanism of cytokines and receptors in diseases involving chronic inflammation. Stromal cells and responses to cytokines. Tissue remodeling in arthritis, atherosclerosis and lung diseases. Biologics involving Cytokines/receptors, in therapeutics of inflammation.

905-525-9140 ext. 22391
richards@mcmaster.ca


Kenneth L. Rosenthal

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Kenneth Rosenthal
Professor

Special focus on viral disease and HIV/AIDS within the Medical Sciences Program

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Innate and adaptive mucosal immune responses in chronic viral infections, including HIV-1 and HSV-2; understanding of the mechanisms used by mucosally-transmitted viruses to evade, subvert and suppress host innate and adaptive immune responses to establish persistent infections.

905-525-9140 ext. 22375
rosenthl@mcmaster.ca


Manel Jordana

MD, PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Allergy, particularly food allergy, mucosal immunity

905-525-9140 ext. 22374
jordanam@mcmaster.ca


Mark Larché

PhD
Faculty
Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Department of Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Mark Larche
Professor
Canada Research Chair, Allergy & Immune Tolerance

Research focuses on the pathogenesis and treatment of chronic inflammation, including allergic, autoimmune and transplantation-related diseases. He has developed therapeutic vaccines for allergic rhinitis and asthma.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Currently working on asthma/allergy, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and graft versus host disease.

905-525-9140 ext. 21284
larche@mcmaster.ca


Ali Ashkar

DVM, PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Ali Ashkar
Professor
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Study of innate immunity to viral infections and cancer, experimental models of human specific diseases

905-525-9140 ext. 22311
ashkara@mcmaster.ca


Dawn Bowdish

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Dawn Bowdish
Professor

Dr. Dawn Bowdish, Professor and Canadian Research Chair in Aging & Immunity. Her lab studies how the microbiota and the innate immune system change with age and how these changes impact healthy/unhealthy aging and increase susceptibility to pneumonia.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: immunosenescence, macrophage biology, macrophage receptor expression, scavenger receptor and phagocytic receptor function and signalling, aging and immunity, innate immunity & host defence, bacterial colonization and infections (e.g. Streptococcus pneumoniae), animal models of pneumonia and post-influenza pneumonia, microbiome of the upper respiratory tract, pathogen, commensals of the upper respiratory tract

905-525-9140 ext. 22313
bowdish@mcmaster.ca


Amy Gillgrass

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Amy Gillgass
Assistant Professor

My lab is developing models to study the pathology/immunology of human disease.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: My primary research focus is on Immunology, Mucosal Immunology, Infectious Disease and Virology. In particular, we are establishing humanized mouse models to enable comprehensive examination of viruses with human tropism such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

905-525-9140 ext. 25133
gillgra@mcmaster.ca


Jeremy Hirota

PhD
Faculty
Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Jeremy Hirota
Assistant Professor
Canada Research Chair in Respiratory Mucosal Immunology (Tier 2)

The Hirota Lab aims to develop an internationally recognized translational research program in respiratory mucosal immunology focused on lung health and disease.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Respiratory mucosal immunology, environmental exposures, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, airway epithelial cells, ATP Binding Cassette (ABC) Transporters commercialization of research, science communication.

905-518-0745
hirotaja@mcmaster.ca


Manel Jordana

MD, PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Allergy, particularly food allergy, mucosal immunity

905-525-9140 ext. 22374
jordanam@mcmaster.ca


Matthew Miller

PhD
Faculty
Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Matthew Miller
Associate Professor
Associate Chair & Assistant Dean, Biochemistry Graduate Program

The Miller Laboratory is focused on understanding the intimate relationship between viral pathogens and their hosts.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Innate and adaptive immune responses to viral infections, especially influenza

905-525-9140 ext. 22387
mmiller@mcmaster.ca


Carl Richards

PhD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
Richards-website
Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Molecular mechanism of cytokines and receptors in diseases involving chronic inflammation. Stromal cells and responses to cytokines. Tissue remodeling in arthritis, atherosclerosis and lung diseases. Biologics involving Cytokines/receptors, in therapeutics of inflammation.

905-525-9140 ext. 22391
richards@mcmaster.ca


Yonghong Wan

MD
Faculty
Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
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Professor

Our research focuses on the development of immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer with an emphasis on genetic vaccines, engineered T cells and oncolytic viruses.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Tumor immunity, cancer vaccines, adoptive T cell therapy, oncolytic viruses

905-525-9140 ext. 22461
wanyong@mcmaster.ca