University of Saskatchewan
CCHSA - Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture

John R. Gordon, PhD

John R. Gordon, PhD
Acting Associate Dean, Research
104 Clinic Place, PO Box 23
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 2Z4

Telephone: (306) 966-7214
Facsimile: (306) 966-6164

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Dr. Gordon was educated at the University of Saskatchewan, where he earned a BSc (Advanced), followed by a PhD in immunopathology.  He then went on to post-doctoral positions at the National Institutes for Medical Research in the UK and at Harvard Medical School in Boston.  Dr. Gordon is a Professor in the Division of Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine.

From 2003-09, Professor Gordon has served as a co-chair of the Immunology and Infectious Diseases research Group at the University of Saskatchewan, and now serves as the co-leader of the Airways Research Group.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of multiple organizations, including the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation.  He has mentored many graduate trainees and actively continues his mentoring of young faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.  He is an active immunotherapeutics researcher with special interests in allergy/asthma, regulation of immune responses, and therapeutic amelioration of neutrophilic inflammation, in both humans and veterinary species.

As the Director of the CCHSA, Dr. Gordon leads and develops the Centre’s interdisciplinary research group, defines its future mission, models and promotes its graduate training program, and conducts a program of independent research both within and tangential to its mandate.  He is also the leader of the CCHSA Centre of Research Development National Network, first founded by Dr. J. Dosman, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association.

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Positions Held:

     1997-2007         Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.
     2003                  Visiting Professor, Pulmonary Research Group, University of Alberta. Jan-June,
     1991-1997         Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.
     1988-1991         Instructor in Pathology, Dept Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston.
     1987-1988         Research Fellow, Dept. Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. 
     1984-1987         Research Fellow, National Institute for Med Research, Mill Hill, U.K..

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