Alison Gareau, Ph.D., completed her B.Sc. in biology at Lake Superior State University in Michigan. She began her graduate studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where her thesis work in the Department of Pathology focused on the role of B cells and antibody in an experimental model of late cardiac graft rejection. She received a scholarship from the International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation to establish a collaboration in the Department of Molecular Pathology at the University Medical Center in Utrecht, the Netherlands. This work focused on investigating the pathology of lymphoid structures found surrounding the coronary arteries of explanted cardiac grafts. She completed post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Manitoba under the guidance of Dr. Peter Nickerson and at Alberta Precision Laboratories in the Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory. Dr. Gareau joined the faculty in the Johns Hopkins Immunogenetics Laboratory on September 1, 2020. In addition to clinical service, she is enthusiastic about future contributions to the field of transplant immunology research, with particular interest in the role of de novo donor-specific antibody in graft rejection. more


  • Assistant Professor of Pathology

Departments / Divisions



  • M.S.; Dalhousie University (Canada) (2009)
  • Ph.D.; Dalhousie University (Canada) (2014)
  • B.S.; Lake Superior State University (Michigan) (2006)

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