Dawn Bowdish, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine


(905) 525-9140 x 22313

MDCL 4020

McMaster University

The Bowdish Lab Website


Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Aging & Immunity


Member, McMaster Immunology Research Centre

Research Interests

Pneumonia is less likely to be accurately diagnosed and more likely to lead to morbidity and mortality in older adults, those in intensive care and those with co-morbidities. The Bowdish lab studies how changes in the immune system of older adults and vulnerable populations predispose them to infection and aims to develop novel preventative and therapeutic strategies to reduce the burden of pneumonia.  

2019 The David Braley Centre for Antibiotic Discovery at McMaster University