Dawn Bowdish
Professor, Pathology & Molecular Medicine
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Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Aging & Immunity
Member, McMaster Immunology Research Centre

Research interests in the Bowdish Lab include:

1) Understanding how macrophage phagocytosis changes with age and during acute and chronic inflammation, particularly in response to the pulmonary pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae;

2) Determining how age-associated inflammation changes monocyte and macrophage development and function and increases susceptibility to infection;

3) Elucidating how age-associated inflammation changes immune function and alters the aging trajectory; and

4) Understanding how the microbiota contributes to healthy or unhealthy aging and how microbiome-host interactions can be harnessed to prevent infections.