About Us

The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Mallevaey Lab was established in 2010 and is located in the Medical Sciences Building, within the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto (St. George Campus). We study T cells, with an emphasis on innate T cells, such as invariant Natural Killer T (iNKT) cells and mucosa-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells. Specifically, we study how these T cells develop, how they acquire their effector functions, and how they regulate immune responses in the context of intestinal and liver inflammation, or anti-tumour responses. In recent years, how innate T cells interact with the intestinal microbiota has become a major focus of our research.

Our lab is nested within the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN), which is a vibrant, collaborative, and inclusive research environment composed of the University if Toronto and its associated academic hospitals, and offers opportunities at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels. We strive to recruit passionate and dedicated individuals who will become critical thinkers and independent research scientists. Some of our alumni are pursuing careers in academic research or industry, while others are pursuing medical training.

The Mallevaey lab benefits from the exceptional research infrastructure offered by the University of Toronto and participating hospitals that are part of the University Health Network (UHN). These include, but are not limited to:

  • Temerty Faculty of Medicine Flow Cytometry Facility (Details)
  • Germ Free Core Mouse Facility (Details)
  • Temerty Faculty of Medicine Microscopy Imaging Laboratory (Details)
  • The Centre for Phenogenomics (TCP) (Details)
  • Centre for the Analysis of Genome Evolution and Function (CAGEF) (Details)
  • U of T MedStore (Details)