Lab Information

Dr. Elena Netchiporouk

Associate Investigator
Centre for Innovative Medicine
Department of Medicine (McGill)

Research Profile

 Fundamental: 50%
 Clinical: 20%
 Epidemiology: 30%
 Evaluation: 0%
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 D19 102


Chronic spontaneous urticaria • scleroderma • morphea • systemic sclerosis • skin fibrosis

Research Interests

The incidence of autoimmune diseases affecting the skin and/or internal organs is rising steadily, but at a rate that cannot be explained by genetics alone. This argues for the importance of environmental causes in disease initiation and, possibly, progression. Pollutants and microorganisms (e.g., viruses) may directly damage our cells and elicit production of auto-antibodies by our immune system against our own cells. My research program focuses on understanding the interaction between environment and autoimmune diseases affecting the skin, specifically chronic urticaria and systemic sclerosis. While both are autoimmune in nature, they are completely different with respect to their clinical presentation and prognosis, which makes them ideal to study in parallel.

Team Members

Name Position
Gabrielli, Sofianne Research Assistant
Muntyanu, Anastasiya MSc Student

Latest Publications

  1. Racanelli, E., Jfri, A., Gefri, A., O'Brien, E., Litvinov, I. V., Zubarev, A., Savin, E. & Netchiporouk, E. (2021). Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Cancers, vol. 13.
  2. Mititelu, R., Ridha, Z., Ouchene, L. & Netchiporouk, E. (2021). Adult-onset en coup de sabre scleroderma in a patient with linear localized scleroderma profunda: A case report and literature review. SAGE open medical case reports, vol. 9, p. 2050313X21993304.
  3. Miles, L. M., Gabrielli, S., Le, M., Netchiporouk, E., Baum, S., Greenberger, S., Ensina, L. F., Jafarian, F., Zhang, X. & Ben-Shoshan, M. (2021). Clinical Characteristics, Management, and Natural History of Chronic Inducible Urticaria in a Pediatric Cohort. International archives of allergy and immunology, p. 1-8.
  4. Kassamali, B., Kassamali, A. A., Muntyanu, A., Netchiporouk, E., Vleugels, R. A. & LaChance, A. (2021). GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL TRIGGERS OF SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS CASES FROM TWO LARGE ACADEMIC TERTIARY CENTERS IN MASSACHUSETTS. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
  5. Chang, J., Cattelan, L., Ben-Shoshan, M., Le, M. & Netchiporouk, E. (2021). Management of Pediatric Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria: A Review of Current Evidence and Guidelines. Journal of asthma and allergy, vol. 14, p. 187-199.
  6. Jfri, A., Litvinov, I. V., Netchiporouk, E. & O'Brien, E. (2021). Clinical and psychosocial factors affecting work productivity among patients with hidradenitis suppurativa: A cluster analytical investigation. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
  7. Muntyanu, A., Ghazawi, F. M., Nedjar, H., Rahme, E., Alakel, A., Zubarev, A., Netchiporouk, E. & Litvinov, I. V. (2020). Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Distribution in the Russian Federation. Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland), p. 1-9.
  8. Ratnarajah, K., Le, M., Muntyanu, A., Mathieu, S., Nigen, S., Litvinov, I. V., Jack, C. S. & Netchiporouk, E. (2020). Inhibition of IL-13: A New Pathway for Atopic Dermatitis. Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery, p. 1203475420982553.
  9. Jfri, A., Saxena, A., Rouette, J., Netchiporouk, E., Barolet, A., O'Brien, E., Barolet, D. & Litvinov, I. V. (2020). The Efficacy and Effectiveness of Non-ablative Light-Based Devices in Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Frontiers in medicine, vol. 7, p. 591580.
  10. Muntyanu, A., Litvinov, I. & Netchiporouk, E. (2020). Reply to Reader Comment on "Rituximab Lymphoma-Protocol May Be Superior for Inducing Remission in Pemphigus Vulgaris". Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery, vol. 25, p. 113-114.
More on PubMed 

See also

Card image

See profile
Card image

See profile


Latest News


Research groups