Dawn Bowdish (McMaster University)


Current Activity
I study how the immune system changes with age and how these changes impact healthy/unhealthy aging and susceptibility to infections. My team works to uncover how the aging immune system and the microbes that live in and on us (“the microbiota”) interact in order to prevent infections and give older adults more years of healthy, independent living. I am the Canada Research Chair in Aging and Immunity.

Areas of Interest

  • Frailty 
  • Vaccination
  • Healthy aging
  • Immunology 
  • Respiratory infections 

Approaches to Innovation

  • Research/knowledge generation

Student Mentorship
Looking to supervise:

  • PhD students