Mark Gillrie, MD, PhD, FRCPC

MD / PhD Immunology - University of Calgary
FRCPC in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Visiting Scientist, PDF - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mark Gillrie, Assistant Professor, University of Calgary

Areas of Research

Infectious Diseases
Study of Host-Pathogen Interactions using 3D Human Tissue Models
Tissue Engineering
Development of Tissue Engineered Functional 3D Human Tissues
Innate Immunology
Innate Host Defense of Tissue Resident Immune and Stromal Cells Against Invading and Disseminating Human Pathogens

Supervising degrees

Microbiology and Infectious Disease - Doctoral: Accepting Inquiries
Biomedical Engineering - Doctoral: Accepting Inquiries
Immunology - Doctoral: Accepting Inquiries

Working with this supervisor

The Gillrie Lab is a multi-disciplinary team that focuses on developing new models of human tissues to study globally important infectious diseases such as pneumonia, bacteremia, fungemia and parasitic infections. Collaborative projects range from biomedical engineering models with advanced functionality such as perfusable blood vessels, breathing airways, and integrated immune cells. Translational studies focus on utilization of clinical biobanks from hospitalized patients with life-threatening infections to explore new mechanisms and therapeutic targets for human infectious diseases. We are always looking for motivated, bright, innovative and collaborative trainees from a range of disciplines in engineering and biology. Hiring in our lab also emphasizes equity, diversity, and inclusivity in the lab. Please find more information on lab website ( if interested in working with our team.

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