Department of Immunology, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine

Research themes

  • Kidney transplant immunobiology
  • HLA immunogenetics and histocompatibility
  • Acute and chronic allograft rejection

Research affiliations

Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg | Shared Health

Research groups

Transplant Manitoba Research Group

Research summary

The research program focuses on mechanisms underlying acute and chronic transplant rejection; developing non-invasive techniques for the diagnosis of renal allograft rejection; and health care system design to enhance access to transplant.


In addition to his role as dean and vice-provost (health sciences), Dr. Peter Nickerson is a transplant nephrologist at the Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg and medical consultant to the Transplant Immunology Laboratory at Shared Health.


  • Bachelor of Sciences in Medicine, Biochemistry, University of Manitoba (1986)
  • Medical Doctor, University of Manitoba (1986)
  • Internal Medicine, FRCPC, University of Manitoba (1990)                                        
  • Nephrology, FRCPC, University of Manitoba (1991)
  • Transplant Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School (1995)



  • Life Time Achievement Award, Canadian Society of Transplantation
  • Rose Payne Distinguished Scientist Award, American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics


  • Medal for Research Excellence, Kidney Foundation of Canada


  • Paul I. Terasaki Clinical Science Award, American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
  • Clinical Science Established Investigator Award, American Society of Transplantation


  • Scholastic Award, Doctors Manitoba


  • Fellow Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
  • Dr. John B. Dossetor Research Award, Kidney Foundation of Canada

Dr. Peter Nickerson In the news

Contact us

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Room GC430, Health Sciences Centre
820 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 Canada