Deanna Santer


  • Accepting Students: Yes
  • Research Category: Childhood Diseases


Current Positions

Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology
GSK Research Chair in Immunology of Infectious Diseases


BSc Honours (Immunology and Infection), University of Alberta
PhD (Immunology), University of Washington

Research Focus

I research how our immune system responds to vaccines, infections and is dysregulated during chronic inflammatory conditions (asthma, pediatric inflammatory bowel disease). I study a family of proteins called interferons which have potent antiviral activity, but also have novel roles in regulating inflammatory processes.

Research Interests

- Immunology
- Interferons
- Inflammation
- Asthma
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- COVID-19