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Manali Mukherjee

Assistant Professor of Medicine, McMaster University

Dr Mukherjee completed her MSc from Dundee, Scotland and PhD from University of Nottingham, UK, in cell and molecular biology. After a short stint of research in the National University of Singapore in clinical autoimmunity, she was recruited by Professor Parameswaran Nair as a postdoctoral fellow at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, to investigate autoimmunity in respiratory diseases.  Mukherjee’s work on investigating novel autoimmune mechanisms in complex airways disease has been supported by two postdoctoral fellowships from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF) and operational grants from CIHR, Ontario Thoracic Society, and the US Vasculitis Foundation; with over 40 publications appearing in top journals in the fields of Allergy, Immunology, and Respirology within the past 5 years (h-index 19, i10-index 24, >1000 citations). Dr. Mukherjee has received several awards recognizing the impact of her work at both national and international conferences, has been an invited speaker at reputed institutes and research centers worldwide, and currently serves on editorial boards of reputed respiratory journals and is an invited member for the Adult asthma committee (World Allergy Organisation). Her current interest in understanding autoimmunity in COVID Long-haulers was recently funded by COVID-19 Immunity Task Force and CIHR.


  • 2020–present
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, McMaster University


  • 2013 
    University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, PhD
  • 2007 
    Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland, UK, MSc
  • 2006 
    Fergusson College, Pune University, Pune, India, BSc