Neeloffer Mookherjee is a professor at the University of Manitoba, Canada. She leads an internationally recognized research group on immunity-related functions of molecules known as antimicrobial or host defence peptides.
Her research uses various systems biology approaches (i.e. genomics and proteomics) to identify molecular hubs within inflammatory networks and define disease-related biosignatures. These can be targeted for the development of new immunomodulatory drugs. Her research is at the forefront of defining the immunobiology of antimicrobial peptides.
Neeloffer is the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Sex and Gender Science Chair in Respiratory Health. Her research programme integrates sex and gender-based analyses (SGBA), primarily sex as a biological variable in the regulation of inflammation and response to therapy in the lungs.
She is a strong advocate for women in science and is the current chair of WISDOM (Women In Science: Development, Outreach and Mentorship), an initiative at The Max Rady Faculty of Health Sciences within the University of Manitoba, Canada. As a leader of WISDOM, she has made valuable contributions to mitigate barriers related to the underrepresentation of women in academic and professional leadership positions. She is recognized for her excellence and distinction in mentoring academic women in science.