Heather Galipeau, PhD

Research Associate

Assistant Professor (part-time) 
Division of Gastroenterology
Department of Medicine

Assistant Director, Axenic Gnotobiotic Unit
McMaster University
1200 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5

E-mail: galipehj@mcmaster.ca

BHSc, McMaster University
PhD, McMaster University

Mini Bio

Dr. Galipeau received her PhD from McMaster University in the lab of Dr. Elena Verdu, where she studied novel microbial mechanisms and therapies for celiac disease. Her thesis focussed on gnotobiotic mouse modelling to investigate dietary antigen-host immune interactions in celiac disease. During her post-doctoral training with Dr. Manel Jordana, she investigated the role of microbes in the modulation of eosinophils and food allergy. As a research associate, she led a study in the Verdu lab investigating the role of microbial proteolytic activity in inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Galipeau currently holds a position of part-time Assistant Professor at McMaster University and is the Assistant Director of the Axenic Gnotobiotic Unit since 2020.

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