Jean Marshall



Related information:

Phone: 902-494-5118 (or 494-3630)
Fax: 902-494-5125
Mailing Address: 
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Dalhousie University
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, Room 7-C2
5850 College Street
PO Box 15000
Halifax Nova Scotia Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Breast Cancer
  • Immunology
  • Inflammation
  • Mast Cell Biology
  • Allergy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Disease
  • Innate Immunity
  • Cancer Biology



BSc, University of Manchester, UK
PhD, University of Manchester, UK
Postdoctoral Training, University of Manchester, McMaster University

Research interests

Dr. Marshall has a long term interest in the biology and function of mast cells in host defence and disease.  This includes study of mast cells in models of viral infection, cancer and allergic disease such as asthma and food allergy. Her work often involves multidisciplinary teams of scientists and multiple research trainees.

Selected publications

  • M. Tunis, W. Dawicki, K.C. Carson, J. Wang, J.S. Marshall, Mast Cells and IgE activation do not alter the development of oral tolerance in a mouse model. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology  130:705-715 (2012)
  • S. A. Oldford, I. Haidl, M. A. Howatt, C. A. Leiva, B. Johnston, J.S. Marshall.  A critical role for mast cells and mast cell derived IL-6 in TLR2-mediated inhibition of tumor growth.  J Immunol. 185(11):7067-76 (2010) (Paper selected by the “Faculty of 1000”)
  • S.M. Burke, T.B. Issekutz, M. Shmulevitz, P. Lee and J.S. Marshall.  Human mast cell activation with virus-associated stimuli leads to the selective chemotaxis of natural killer cells by a CXCL8-dependent mechanism. Blood, 111(12):5467-76 (2008)
  • J.S. Marshall.  Mast cell responses to pathogens.  Nature Reviews Immunology. 4:787-799 (2004)
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Selected awards and honours

  • Canadian Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Immunology researcher of the year award 2011
  • Elected member of the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum
  • CIHR Scientist award (RPP) 1998-2003

Other interests and achievements

  • Co-director, Canadian Food Allergy Strategic Team (CanFAST) a legacy project of  the AllerGen NCE
  • Member of the “GET-FACTS”, recently CIHR funded food allergy research team