DeKoter Lab

Rodney DeKoter

Dr. Rodney DeKoter, PhD

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University
Dental Sciences Building Room 3007K
London, Ontario
Canada N6A 5C1

Office Phone: (519) 661-2084
Department fax: (519) 661-3499

Dr. DeKoter is a Professor of Microbiology & Immunology at Western University in London, Ontario. Dr. DeKoter is also cross-appointed to the Department of Oncology. Dr. DeKoter is a Scientist with the Division of Genetics & Development at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute in London, Ontario.

He obtained Bachelors degrees from Redeemer College (1988) and Western University (1990) and a PhD degree in Microbiology & Immunology from Western University (1996). Dr. DeKoter was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Harinder Singh, working at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Chicago from 1996-2001. He was an Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology at the University of Cincinnati (Ohio) from 2001-2009 before moving to Western University in 2009.


Dr. DeKoter’s research program is focused on nuclear proteins called transcription factors, and how these proteins regulate gene expression, immune system development, and leukemia. This work is primarily done using mouse models and human patient samples.


Dr. DeKoter teaches in the Microbiology & Immunology undergraduate and graduate program.

Current Grants:

Dr. DeKoter is funded by operating grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.