Dr. Neeloffer Mookherjee
Dr. Neeloffer Mookherjee obtained a Ph.D. in Microbiology in 2001 from the Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada, in the laboratory of Dr. Terry Pearson. Subsequently she completed a Postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Philip Griebel at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease organization, Canada, where her research was in the area of innate immunity and Toll-like receptor-9. Following that she was a Research Associate at the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of British Columbia, Canada, in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Hancock. Her research in Dr. Hancock’s lab was on the modulation of innate immune responses by antimicrobial host defence peptides.
Dr. Mookherjee is currently a Professor (tenured) within the Departments of Internal Medicine and Immunology, at the University of Manitoba. She has established a strong research program that seeks to uncover the mechanisms that regulate chronic inflammation, and the application of small molecules as immunomodulatory therapeutics for chronic inflammatory diseases. She continues to study the role of host defence peptides and their synthetic mimics in the control of chronic inflammatory diseases (see projects).
Dr. Mookherjee’s lab at the Manitoba Centre for Proteomics & Systems Biology provides access to expertise in cell biology, immunology, biochemistry, mass spectrometry and bioinformatics, which is perfectly suited to provide a strong foundation of knowledge for graduate and postdoctoral training. Her trainees are also integrated within the Dept. of Immunology. These diverse research environments allow her trainees to directly interact with highly skilled personnel at different stages of their careers.