Johnathan Canton

Assistant Professor (Immunology)

Comparative Biology and Experimental Medicine

PhD

University of Florida, 2012

BSc

University of Florida, 2008

Associate's Degree

St. John's College Junior College, Belize, 2005

Contact information

Location

Office : HRICGA06

Courses

VETM 307 - Professional Skills
VETM 343 - Immunology
VETM 690 - Directed Studies - Selected Topics in Immunobiology


Preferred method of communication

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Faculty/Admin Assistant

Name: Erica Thomas-Falconar

Phone:+1 (403) 210-6150

Email:erica.thomasfalconar@ucalgary.ca

 


Research and teaching

Dendritic cells, Macrophages, Innate Immunity

Our laboratory studies the very earliest events in the initiation of immune responses. Using high-throughput and super-resolution light microscopy we seek to unravel the complex interplay between cells that sense potential threats and effector cells that are responsible for restoring homeostasis. Our approach has been instrumental in unravelling the biophysical interactions that mediate immunity and is now being applied to study autoimmunity and cancer. Students joining the lab will engage in exciting, highly collaborative work focused on imaging the interaction between innate immune cells (i.e. macrophages and dendritic cells) and effector T cells


Biography

Dr. Canton obtained his PhD at the Department of Microbiology and Cell Science at the University of Florida in 2012. He then went on to train in macrophage biology at the Hospital for Sick Children (Sickkids) in Toronto with Dr. Sergio Grinstein. Dr. Canton then moved to the Francis Crick Institute in London to train in dendritic cell biology with Dr. Caetano Reis e Sousa. He was recruited to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary in 2021.


Publications

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=johnathan+canton&sort=date