Faculty

Gregory Dekaban (PhD)

Acting Department Chair and Professor / Scientist, Biotherapeutics Research Laboratory

Research Interests / Specializations: Development of immunotherapies for cancer, infectious disease and neurotrauma
Robarts Research Institute, Rm 2214
519.931.5777 x24241
gregory.dekaban@schulich.uwo.ca
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Eric Arts (PhD)

Professor and Canada Research Chair in HIV Pathogenesis and Viral Control

Research Interests / Specializations: HIV pathogenesis, evolution and vaccine development
Dental Sciences Building, Room 3000
519.661.3305
earts@uwo.ca
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Stephen Barr (PhD)

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: virus-host interactions of emerging viral pathogens
Dental Sciences Building, Room 3007H
519-661-3438
sbarr9@uwo.ca
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Lillian Barra (MD, MPH, FRCPC)

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and associated co-morbidities
Siebens Drake Research Institute, Room 220
519-661-2111 x80030
lbarra2@uwo.ca
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Jeremy Burton (MSc, PhD, dBA)

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Microbiota associated with Urology
LHRI (St Joseph’s Hospital), Room F3-112
519.646.6100 ext. 61365
Jeremy.burton@lawsonresearch.com
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Ana Cabrera (FCCM, D(ABMM), PhD, MSc)

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: I am the co-section head of the Molecular Microbiology Laboratory, and also support the routine operations of the Division of Microbiology at LHSC.
LHSC Victoria Hospital, B10-119B
519.685.8500 ext. 75016
ana.cabrera@lhsc.on.ca
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Ewa Cairns (MSc, PhD)

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Our laboratory is interested in rheumatic autoimmune diseases
Siebens Drake Building, Room 220
519.661.3443
ewa.cairns@schulich.uwo.ca
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Lisa Cameron (PhD)

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: T cell biology and chronic inflammatory disease
Dental Sciences Building, Room 4037
519.661.2111 ext. 84305
Lisa.cameron@schulich.uwo.ca
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Carole Creuzenet (PhD)

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Glycobiology, virulence factors and host interactions for gastro-intestinal bacterial pathogens

Rodney DeKoter (PhD)

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: specializes in nuclear proteins called transcription factors, using animal models and various methods to better understand how gene mutations can disrupt those proteins and subsequently cause immune system diseases such as leukemia and primary immunodeficiency.
Dental Sciences Building, Room 2007K
519.661.2084
rdekoter@uwo.ca
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Yohan Delport (MMed,MBChB)

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: I am currently working on a rapid method of identifying bacterial pathogens from patients with suspected bacteremia.
LHSC-VH B10-105
519.685.8149 Ext. 58149
johan.delport@lhsc.on.ca
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Jimmy Dikeakos (PhD)

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: We study the movement of proteins within HIV-1 infected and non-infected cells.
Dental Sciences Building, Room 3007J
519.850.2302
jimmy.dikeakos@uwo.ca
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Lakshman Gunaratnam (MD, MSc, FRCPC)



Research Interests / Specializations: Acute Kidney Injury and repair, Kidney transplantation, Tumour immunology
339 Windermere Road, Room A10-208
519.663.3632
lgunarat@uwo.ca

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Mansour Haeryfar (Doctorate Lab Medicine, MSc, PhD)

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: We investigate innate-like and adaptive T cell responses to cancer, viral pathogens and bacterial infections.
Siebens-Drake Research Institute (SDRI) Building, Room 234
519.850.2488 (office); 519.661.2111 ext. 86624 (laboratory)
Mansour.Haeryfar@schulich.uwo.ca
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David Heinrichs (PhD)

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Pathogenic mechanisms of Staphylococcus aureus (or MRSA)
Siebens Drake Research Institute, Room 215
519.661.3984
deh@uwo.ca
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Bryan Heit (PhD)

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Macrophage function in health & disease.
Health sciences Addition, Room H320
519.661.2111 ext.83407
bheit@uwo.ca
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Tony Jevnikar (MD, FRCPC, MSc)

Professor (Western University)/Scientist (Lawson Health Research Institute)

Research Interests / Specializations: Nephrology/Transplantation

C. Yong Kang (PhD, DSc, FRSC)

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Development of vaccines against human viral diseases
Siebens-Drake Research Institute, Room 129
519.661.3226
cykang@uwo.ca
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Steven Kerfoot (PhD)

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: B cell immune responses and their role in inflammatory disease
Health Sciences Addition 312
519.850.2329
skerfoot@uwo.ca
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Sung Kim (PhD)

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Our research program focuses on the signaling and epigenetic mechanisms of innate immune cells in responding to various microbes, tissue injury and cancers.
Siebens Drake Research Institute, Room 119
519.850.2961
Skim283@uwo.ca
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James Koropatnick (MSc, PhD)

Professor (Western University)/Distinguished Oncology Scientist (Lawson Health Research Institute)

Research Interests / Specializations: Development of small molecule, antisense, and antibody-based drugs to treat cancer
Lawson Health Research Institute; Victoria Research Building; Room 130a
519.685.8654
jkoropat@uwo.ca
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John McCormick (PhD)

Professor (Western University)/Scientist (Lawson Health Research Institute)

Research Interests / Specializations: Bacterial toxins of Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus
Siebens Drake Research Institute, Room 131
519.661.3309
john.mccormick@uwo.ca
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Martin McGavin (PhD)

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Sensing and response of Staphylococcus aureus to chemical signals of innate immunity
Siebens Drake Research Institute, Room 126
519.850.2458
mmcgavin@uwo.ca
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Joe Mymryk (PhD)

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: DNA tumor viruses and associated human cancers
London Regional Cancer Program, Room A4-837
519.685.8600 x53012
jmymryk@uwo.ca
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Art Poon (MSc, PhD)

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Bioinformatics, phylogenetics and the molecular epidemiology of human viruses
Health Sciences Addition H422
519.661.2111 x87978
apoon42@uwo.ca
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Jessica Prodger (MSc, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Developing Novels Strategies for HIV Prevention and Cure in Africa
Dental Sciences Building, Room 3007F
519.661.2111, ext. 84743
jprodge@uwo.ca
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Gregor Reid (PhD, MBA, ARM CCM, Dr HS, FCAHS FRSC)

Distinguished Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Probiotic applications to humans and other life-forms
Lawson Health Research Institute, F3-106,
519.646.6100 x65256
gregor@uwo.ca
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Alp Sener (MD PhD, FRCSC)

Associate Professor of Surgery/Clinician Scientist

Research Interests / Specializations: Our laboratory is focused on exploring novel transplant organ preservation strategies using temperature modulation and gasotransmitter therapy with the ultimate goal of improving long term graft function and survival.

Bhagirath Singh (PhD, FRSC, FCAHS)

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests / Specializations: Regulation of Type 1 diabetes by autoantigens, regulatory T cells and microbes
Siebens Drake Research Institute, Room 214
519.661.3427
bsingh@uwo.ca
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Kelly Summers

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: We are both a Research & Development lab and a Service lab focused on evaluating cellular immune responses in various clinical settings including autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders/conditions, plus drug efficacy and mechanisms
Dental Sciences Building, Room 3024
519.661.3432
ksummers@uwo.ca
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Ryan Troyer (PhD)

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: We study molecular and cellular virology using multiple virus-host systems
Dental Sciences Building 3007G
519.661.3997
rtroyer@uwo.ca
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Ze-Chun Yuan (PhD)

Research Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Bacteriology, microbial genetics and environmental genomics towards sustainable eco-system
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
519.702.7119
zyuan27@uwo.ca
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