Neeloffer Mookherjee


  • Accepting Students: Yes
  • Research Category: Research to Innovation


Current Positions

Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Immunology
CIHR Sex and Gender Science Chair - Respiratory & Circulatory Health
Chair WISDOM (Women in Science: Development, Outreach & Mentoring)
Biology of Breathing Research Group; Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba


2004 – 2008 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2001 – 2001 Postdoctoral Fellow, Vaccines & Infectious Diseases Org., Saskatoon, Canada
1995 – 2001 Ph.D. in Microbiology, University of Victoria, Canada
1990 – 1993 M.Sc. in Microbiology, University of Bombay, India
1986 – 1989 B.Sc. in Microbiology (Major), University of Bombay, India

Research Focus

To identify molecular hubs in the lungs and plasma that can be targeted for new treatments, and develop new immunomodulatory drugs, for difficult-to-control inflammation in asthma and arthritis.
To identify molecular changes due to air pollution.
To understand the differences in the inflammatory processes in females compared to males, in asthma.

Research Interests

- Immunology of lung inflammation
- Asthma
- Regulation of inflammation by host defense peptides
- Air Pollution
- Proteomics