Postdoc: Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
PhD: University of Calgary
Office: Health Sciences Addition, Room H320
Phone: 519.661.2111 ext.83407
Lab Website: www.phagocytes.ca
Area of Study:
Macrophage function in health & disease.
Our interests surround the function of phagocytes – white blood cells which ingest (phagocytose) pathogens, particles, and dead cells. We focus on the cellular and molecular processes which control the function of these cells during the maintenance of homeostasis, infection and during inflammatory disease. Central to most of our studies is the study of efferocytosis – the phagocytic removal of dead and dying cells, and how failures in this process lead to heart disease, pneumonia and autoimmunity.