McMaster University

McMaster University


Post Doctoral Fellows

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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


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.



Undergraduate Students


Past Fellows

Wei Tang, MD PDF 2012-2013 (Dr. O'Bryne). Damian Tworek, MD, PhD. PDF 2013-2014 (O'Bryne)

Naji Nazir, MD PDF 2012-2013 (Dr. O'Bryne). Brittany Salter, PhD. PDF 2013-2016 (Gauvereau)

Takashi Kinoshita, MD PDF 2009-2011 (Dr. O'Bryne). Amani El-Gammel, MD. PDF 2013-2014 (O'Bryne)

Mylinh Duong, MD PDF 2003-2005 (Dr. O'Bryne). Ruchong Chen, MD. PDF 2013-2015

Dr Rei Fujiki, MD PDF 2006-2008 (Dr O'Byrne). Patrick Mitchell, MD. PDF 2013-2015

Takeshi Morimoto MD. PDF 2013-2016 Steve Smith, PhD. PDF 2013-2015 (Dr. Schmi)

Past Graduate Students

Benny Dua, MSc PhD 2006-2013 (Dr. O'Bryne). Lena Saleh, MSc 2003-2005 (Dr. O'Bryne).

Ashley Gluchowski, MSc 2007-2010 (Dr. Gauvreau). Zahida Meghji, MSc 2007-2009 (Dr. O'Bryne).

Elaine Keung, MSc 2006-2008 (Dr. Killian). Eric Farrell, MSc 2004-2006 (Dr. O'Byrne).

Candice Todd, MSc 2008-2010 (Dr. Gauvreau). Michelle Evans, MSc 2005-2007 (Dr. Gauvreau).

Trudy MacLean, MSc 2004-2006 (Dr. Gauvreau). Steve Smith, PhD. PDF 2006-2012 (Gauvereau)

Brittany Salter, PhD. PDF 2010-2015 (Gauvreau)

Past Undergraduate Students

Y Kwong 2007-2009 (Dr. Gauvreau). R Agayby 2011-2012 (Dr. Gauvreau). R Murji 2007-2008 (Dr. Gauvreau).

MM Raja 2010-2011 (Dr. Gauvreau). M Mistry 2009-2010 (Dr. Gauvreau). S Paloni 2010-2011 (Dr. Gauvreau).

Z Sohani 2008-2010 (Dr. Gauvreau). JP Oliveria 2010-2011 (Dr. Gauvreau). K Peng 2008-2009 (Dr. Gauvreau).

A Andree 2008-2009 (Dr. Gauvreau). I Remtulla 2006/2007 (Dr. Gauvreau). C. Ross, 2013-2014 (Gauvreau)

C Shenouda 2008-2009 (Dr. Gauvreau). A Schermel 2008-2009 (Dr. Gauvreau).

J Beswick 2007-2008 (Dr. Gauvreau). N Jiwan 2007-2008 (Dr. Gauvreau). E Ho 2005-2007 (Dr. Gauvreau).

M Wang 2012-2013(Dr. Gauvreau). M Kang 2004-2005 (Dr. Gauvreau). M. Tenn, 2014-2015 (Gauvreau)

S. Phan, 2013-2014 (Gauvreau) Z. Zhang, 2015-2016 (Gauvreau). M. Tran, 2015-2016 (Gauvreau)

C. Olesovsky, 2015-2016 (Gauvreau)

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