Neeloffer Mookherjee

Medical Review Panel CIHR Sex and Gender Science Chair – Circulatory and Respiratory Health
Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Immunology
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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Dr. Neeloffer Mookherjee is a Professor at the University of Manitoba, Canada. She leads an internationally recognized research program on immunity-related functions of molecules known as antimicrobial host defence peptides. She has made seminal contributions in defining the role of host defence peptides in the regulation of inflammation, in particular airway inflammation in asthma, and inflammatory arthritis. Dr. Mookherjee’s research group at the Manitoba Centre for Proteomics and Systems Biology uses Systems-level approaches to identify molecular hubs within inflammatory networks, and to define disease-related biosignature that can be targeted for the development of new immunomodulatory drugs, with a focus on asthma and arthritis.

Dr. Mookherjee is the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Sex and Gender Science Chair in Circulatory & Respiratory Health. Her research program integrates Sex and Gender Based Analyses (SGBA), primarily sex as a biological variable, in the regulation of inflammation and response to therapy in the lungs.

Dr. Mookherjee is a strong advocate for women in science, and is the current Chair of WISDOM (Women In Science: Development, Outreach and Mentorship) initiative at The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, at The University of Manitoba, Canada. As a leader in WISDOM she has made valuable contributions to mitigate some of the barriers related to the under representation of women in academic and professional leadership positions. She is recognized for her excellence and distinction in mentoring academic women in science.

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