Research Interests

Dr Asai pursued research training following her clinical dermatology training, supported by a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship training award and an AllerGen NCE Canadian Allergy and Immune Diseases Advanced Training Initiative (CAIDATI) training award.  Her Master’s work, a collaborative international effort, examined mutations in the skin barrier gene filaggrin in peanut allergy.

She is currently furthering this work by pursuing a PhD in Experimental Medicine at McGill University while on staff at Queen’s.
She is a member of the Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines group for acne and rosacea. 
Dr. Asai has received support from Allergen NCE, the Canadian Dermatology Foundation, Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF), the Asthma Allergy Information Association (AAIA), the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation and CIHR.