College of Medicine

Research Area(s)

  • Bronchoprovocation (airway challenges with direct and indirect stimuli)
  • Airway Inflammation (sputum and exhaled nitric oxide techniques)
  • Clinical Trials (Phase II, III, IV - preomindantly Allergic Asthma)



Graduate School and Year of Graduation:
PhD, University of Saskatchewan 2010
AllerGen Network Centres of Excellence HQP Trainee 2010

Current Academic Post and Year of Appointment to the University of Saskatchewan:

Research Scientist, University of Saskatchewan 2010 - present

Role(s) in the Respirology Division:
Research Scientist

Selected Publications

Gauvreau GM, Boulet L-P, Cockcroft DW, FitzGerald JM, Carlsten C, Davis BE, Deschesnes F, Duong M, Durn BL, Howie KJ, Hui L, Kasaian MT, Killian KJ, Strinich TX, Watson RM, Nathalie Y, Zhou S, Raible D, O’Byrne PM.  The Effects of IL-13 Blockade on Allergen-Induced Airway Responses in Mild Atopic Asthma.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2011; in press. 
Peters GE, Davis BE, Cockcroft DW.  Methacholine Challenge: Comparison of Doubling and Quadrupling Methacholine Concentration Regimens Using the Tidal Volume Method.  Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2011;106:74-76. 

Cockcroft DW, Davis BE.  Histamine and Methacholine Challenge Outpoints.  Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2010;104:450-457.  

O’Byrne PM, van der Linde J, Cockcroft DW, Gauvreau GM, Brannan JD, FitzGerald JM, Watson RM, Milot J, Davis B, O’Connor M, Hart L, Korducki L, Hamilton A, Boulet L-P.  Prolonged Bronchoprotection against Inhaled Methacholine by Inhaled BI 1744, a Long-Acting b2-Agonist, in Mild Asthmatics.  Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2009; 124(6):1217-1221.

Davis BE, Illamperuma C, Gauvreau GM, Watson RM, O’Byrne PM, Deschesnes F, Boulet L-P, Cockcroft DW.  Single Dose Desloratadine and Montelukast and Allergen-Induced Late Airway Responses.  European Respiratory Journal 2009;33(6):1302-1308.