McMaster University

McMaster University

Albert Agro

, PhD

Assistant Professor
Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Division: Molecular Medicine

CEO and President
HNZ Strategic Holdings Inc

Canadian Office

5000 Yonge Street, Suite 1901
Toronto, Ontario M2N 7E9 Canada

San Diego Office

3550 General Atomics Court,
TPIMS, Suite 2-205 | San Diego, CA 92121
Direct: +1.416.318.2306
Office: +1.416.549.8023

Web: HNZ Strategic

Albert Agro

Faculty Biography

Education and Professional Standing

  • PhD, Medical Sciences, McMaster University, 1995
  • BSc Hons, Human Biology, University of Guelph, 1988
  • BSc Hons. Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, 1984


  • Inflammation
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Selected Publications

  • Masson SD, McKay DM, Stead RH, Agro A, Stanisz A, Perdue MH. Nippostrongylus brasiliensis infection evokes neuronal abnormalities and alterations in neurally regulated electrolyte transport in rat jejunum. Parasitology. 1996 Aug;113 ( Pt 2):173-82.
  • Agro A, Langdon C, Smith F, Richards CD. Prostaglandin E2 enhances interleukin 8 (IL-8) and IL-6 but inhibits GMCSF production by IL-1 stimulated human synovial fibroblasts in vitro. J Rheumatol. 1996 May;23(5):862-8.
  • Richards CD, Langdon C, Botelho F, Brown TJ, Agro A. Oncostatin M inhibits IL-1-induced expression of IL-8 and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor by synovial and lung fibroblasts. J Immunol. 1996 Jan 1;156(1):343-9.
  • Agro A, Stanisz AM. Neuroimmunomodulation: classical and non-classical cellular activation. Adv Neuroimmunol. 1995;5(3):311-9. Review.
  • Kataeva G, Agro A, Stanisz AM. Substance-P-mediated intestinal inflammation: inhibitory effects of CP 96,345 and SMS 201-995. Neuroimmunomodulation. 1994 Nov-Dec;1(6):350-6.
  • Stepien H, Agro A, Padol I, Stanisz A. Inhibitory effect of diazepam on human natural killer activity in vitro. Cytobios. 1994;77(310):131-6.
  • Richards CD, Agro A. Interaction between oncostatin M, interleukin 1 and prostaglandin E2 in induction of IL-6 expression in human fibroblasts. Cytokine. 1994 Jan;6(1):40-7.
  • Stepien H, Agro A, Crossley J, Padol I, Richards C, Stanisz A. Immunomodulatory properties of diazepam-binding inhibitor: effect on human interleukin-6 secretion, lymphocyte proliferation and natural killer cell activity in vitro. Neuropeptides. 1993 Sep;25(3):207-11.
  • Agro A, Stanisz AM. Inhibition of murine intestinal inflammation by anti-substance P antibody. Reg Immunol. 1993 Mar-Apr;5(2):120-6.
  • Agro A, Jordana M, Chan KH, Cox G, Richards C, Stepien H, Stanisz AM. Synoviocyte derived granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor mediates the survival of human lymphocytes. J Rheumatol. 1992 Jul;19(7):1065-9.
  • Swain MG, Agro A, Blennerhassett P, Stanisz A, Collins SM. Increased levels of substance P in the myenteric plexus of Trichinella-infected rats. Gastroenterology. 1992 Jun;102(6):1913-9.
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