Jeanette Boudreau

Assistant Professor


Curriculum Vitae 2017
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Phone: 902-494-4536
Mailing Address: 
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Dalhousie University
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, Room 10-B1,
5850 College Street
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Host defense
  • Natural killer cell biology
  • Cancer
  • Immunogenetics
  • Inflammation
  • Myeloma genomics


Dr. Jeanette Boudreau investigates how human natural killer cell immunogenetics program immune responsiveness to cancer and infectious diseases. Using bioinformatics, humanized in vivo models, cell-signal analysis, and highly-parametric flow cytometry, Dr. Boudreau seeks to understand how genetic variation creates diversity in human immune potentials. Her interdisciplinary and collaborative work aims to translate research findings into precision therapies.


  • BSc: University of Waterloo
  • PhD: McMaster University
  • Postdoctoral Training: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Selected Awards and Honours

  • 2016 Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation Cameron Cancer Scientist
  • 2016 Banting Discovery Award Recipient
  • 2015 Society for Natural Immunity Abstract Award
  • 2013 American Society of Hematology Achievement Award
  • 2009 Canadian Society for Immunology – Poster award

Selected Publications

See a full list of JE Boudreau's publications on PubMed.

  1. Boudreau, JE, Liu XR, Zhao, Z. Shang A, Shultz LD, Greiner DL, Dupont B, Hsu KC. Cell-Extrinsic MHC Class I Molecule Engagement Augments Human NK Cell Education Programmed by Cell-Intrinsic MHC Class I. Immunity. 2016 Aug 16;45(2):280-91. doi: 10.10.16/j.immuni.2016.07.005.
  2. Boudreau JE, Mulrooney TJ, Le Luduec JB, Barker E, Hsu KC. KIR3DL1 and HLA-B Density and Binding Calibrate NK Education and Response to HIV. J Immunol. 2016 Apr 15;196(8):3398-410. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1502469.
  3. Forlenza, CJ, Boudreau JE, Zheng J, Le Luduec JB, Chamberlain E, Heller G, Cheung NK, Hsu KC. KIR3DL1 Allelic Polymorphism and HLA-B Epitopes Modulate Response to Anti-GD2 Monoclonal Antibody in Patients With Neuroblastoma. J Clin Oncol . 2016 Jul 20;34(21):2443-51. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2015.64.9558.
  4. Boudreau JE, Le Luduec JB, Hsu KC.  Development of a novel multiplex PCR assay to detect functional subtypes of KIR3DL1 alleles. PLoS One. 2014 Jun 11;9(6):e99543. PMID: 24919192; Also:
  5. Boudreau JE, Stephenson KB, Wang F, Ashkar AA, Mossman KL, Lenz LL, Rosenthal KL, Bramson JL, Lichty BD, Wan Y. IL-15 and type I interferon are required for activation of tumoricidal NK cells by virus-infected dendritic cells. Cancer Res. 2011 Apr 1;71(7):2497-506PMID:21307131