Johnathan Canton

Assistant Professor

Comparative Biology and Experimental Medicine

Full Member

Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

PhD, BSc

Contact information


Office: 403.210.7350

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Office : TRW1E52

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Administrative Assistant
Mary Kathleen Anderson   
Phone: 403.210.6150

Research and teaching

Research Activities

My research interests align with several research themes within the Snyder Institute. Our laboratory will study the very earliest events in the initiation of immune responses. Utilizing state-of-art super resolution microscopy techniques, our aim is to image the acquisition and processing of information by cells of the innate immune system to better understand how these events inform the ensuing response. Our goal is to not only improve our understanding of immunity, but also to leverage this information to better inform novel immunotherapeutic strategies for Chronic Diseases. Given the fundamental nature of this work, we have developed models in diverse research streams including host-pathogen interactions, autoimmunity and a new focus on antigen presentation in Multiple Sclerosis.




  • 2020 Sir David Cooksey Prize in Translational Medicine
  • Andrew Sass-Kortsak Award
  • Cystic Fibrosis Canada Fellowship
  • Grinter Graduate School Fellowship
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Award