McMaster University

McMaster University


Post Doctoral Fellows

Photo Name/Information Methods and Techniques

John-Paul Oliveria

PhD or


Supervisor: Dr. Gauvreau

Project Titles: Immunobiology of B cells (IgE + B cells and regulatory B cells) in allergic disease

Selected Publications:

  • Oliveria JP, Salter BM, MacLean J, Kotwal S, Smith A, Harris JM, Scheerens H, Sehmi R, Gauvreau GM. Increased IgE+ B cells in sputum, but not blood, bone marrow or tonsils after inhaled allergen challenge in asthmatic subjects. 2017. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 196(1):107-109. DOI: 10.1164/rccm.201611-2274LE. PMID: 28665197.
  • Oliveria JP, Salter BM, Phan S, Obminski CD, Munoz CE, Smith SG, Scime TX, Watson RM, Sehmi R, Gauvreau GM. Allergic asthmatics with allergy have elevated levels of IgE+ B cells in the airways. 2017. Journal of Allergyand Clinical Immunology.140(2):590-593.e9. DOI:10.1016/j.jaci.2016.12.981. PMID: 28213181.


Yanqing (Alice) Xie



Supervisor: Dr. O'Byrne

Project Titles: Nasal Allergen Challenge - reproductibility of biomarkers and effects of topical steroids










Dhuha Al-Sajee




Supervisor: Dr. O'Byrne

Project Titles: Investigating the role of epithelial-derived cytokines in asthma

Research Interests: Atopic Dermatitis


Masanobu Matsuoka




Supervisor: Dr. Gauvreau

Project Titles: New Subset of Regulatory T Cells in Allergic Asthma


Imran Satia




Supervisor: Dr. Dr. O'Byrne

Project Titles: Mechanisms of Cough in Asthma

Selected Publications:


  • Satia I, Badri H, Woodhead M, O'Byrne PM, Fowler SJ, Smith JA. The interaction between bronchoconstriction and cough in asthma.Thorax. 2017 Dec;72(12):1144-1146. 
  • Satia I, Tsamandouras N, Holt K, Badri H, Woodhead M, Ogungbenro K, Felton TW, O'Byrne PM, Fowler SJ, Smith JA. Capsaicin-evoked cough responses in asthmatic patients: Evidence for airway neuronal dysfunction. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Mar;139(3):771-779

Graduate Students

Tim (Xiaotian) Ju
MSc Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Sehmi

Project Outline:

Type 2 and 3 Innate Lymphoid Cells in Allergic Disease



Emma Price
MSc Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Gauvreau

Project Outline:

Effects of oral steroids on skin with severe atopic dermatitis


Sai Sakktee Krisna
MSc Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Sehmi

Project Outline

Effects of oral steroids on Type 2 Innate Lymphoid Cells in severe atopic dermatitis


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Selected Publications/Abstracts


  • Human Bronchial Epithelial Cell-Derived Factors from Severe Asthmatic Subjects Stimulate Eosinophil Differentiation. Brittany MA Salter Steven G Smith, Manali Mukherjee, Sophie Plante, Sakktee Krisna, Graeme Nusca, John Paul Oliveria, Anam Irshad, Gail M Gauvreau, Jamila Chakir, Parameswaran Nair, and Roma Sehmi.



Past Fellows

Name Period
Kentaro Machida, MD PhD 2016-2017
Keisuke Watanabe, MD PDF 2015-2017
Takeshi Morimoto, MD PDF 2014-2016
Brittany Salter, PhD PDF 2013-2016
Steve Smith, MD PDF 2013-2015
Ruchong Chen, MD PDF 2013-2015
Patrick Mitchell, MD PDF 2013-2015
Amani El-Gammel, MD PDF 2013-2014
Damian Tworek, MD, PhD, PDF 2013-2014
Wei Tang 2012-2013
Naji Nazir, MD PDF 2012-2013
Takashi Kinoshita, MD PDF 2009-2011
Haruki Imaoka MD PDF 2007-2009
Desmond Murphy, MD PDF 2007-2008
Rei Fujiki, MD PDF 2006-2008
John Brannan, PhD PDF 2006-2007
Tomotaka Kawayama, MD PDF 2003-2005
Mylinh Duong, MD PDF 2003-2005
Terry O'Connor, MD PDF 2003-2004



Past Graduate Students

Name Period
John Paul Oliveria, PhD 2011-2017
Adrian Baatjes, PhD 2009-2016
Brittany Salter, PhD 2010-2015
Benny Dua, MSc PhD 2006-2013
Steve Smith, PhD 2006-2012
Candice Todd, MSc 2008-2010
Ashley Gluchowski, MSc 2007-2010
Zahida Meghji, MSc 2007-2009
Elaine Keung, MSc 2006-2008
Michelle Evans, MSc 2005-2007
Trudy MacLean, MSc 2004-2006
Eric Farrell, MSc 2004-2006
Lena Saleh, MSc 2003-2005


Past Undergraduate Students


P Akbari 2017
M Yee 2016-2017
Z Zhang 2015-2017
M Mubasher 2016
M Boroditsky 2016
A Kirubarajau 2016
R Shen 2016
S Khan 2015-2016
C Olesovsky 2015-2016
M Tran 2015-2016
M Tenn 2014-2015
S Phan 2013-2014
C Ross 2013-2014
M Wang 2012-2013
R Agayby 2011-2012
MM Raja 2010-2011
JP Oliveria 2010-2011
S Paloni 2010-2011
M Mistry 2009-2010
Z Sohani 2008-2010
K Peng 2008-2009
C Shenouda 2008-2009
A Andree 2008-2009
A Schermel 2008-2009
Y Kwong 2007-2009
N Jiwan 2007-2008
J Beswick 2007-2008
R Murji 2007-2008
I Remtulla 2006-2007
E Ho 2005-2007
M Kang 2004-2005


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