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Welcome to the Meakins-Christie Laboratories

The Meakins-Christie Laboratories is a leading pulmonary research centre located in Montreal (Canada) and affiliated with McGill University, one of the top ranked universities in the world. Our overall mission is to better understand the pathobiology of respiratory disorders across the lifespan. The ultimate goal of our efforts is to drive innovations in respiratory disease prevention, diagnosis, and therapy.  Research is focused around five primary  themes: Chronic Airways Disease, Lung Injury and Infection, Neuromuscular Dysfunction in Respiratory Diseases, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Lung Cancer. Our faculty of world-class researchers work within the Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.

Meakins-Christie Laboratories 50th Anniversary & Respiratory Research Day

May 17-18, 2023
Montreal, Quebec

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A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Meakins-Christie Laboratories will be combined with the annual Respiratory Research Day on Wednesday May 17th and Thursday, May 18th, 2023.  We are planning a 2-day scientific symposium which will bring together past and current faculty, trainees, staff, and other prominent scientists working in the field of respiratory biology and health.

In the News

2023 MUHC Foundation MCI Innovation Grant Awards

Congratulations to the 2023 MUHC Foundation MCI Innovation Grants competition winners, Jonathon Campbell, Maziar Divangahi, Nicole Ezer, Simon Rousseau, Sushmita Pamidi, Salman Qureshi and Bryan Ross!

CIHR Project Grant Results – Fall 2022

Congratulations to Jim Martin, Ben Smith, Sushmita Pamidi, and Deborah Assayag who were funded in the Fall 2022 CIHR Project Grant Competition!

New CIHR funding for clinical trials

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has awarded the RI-MUHC $55 million for clinical trials, through its Clinical Trials Fund.


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Upcoming Events

Meakins 50th Anniversary

Save the Date! A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Meakins-Christie Laboratories will be combined with the annual Respiratory Research Day.

Julianna Blagih, PhD – April 24, 2023

April 24, 2023 at 9:00am. MCL Seminar Series presented by Julianna Blagih, PhD. Title: Regulating immune responses through cancer genetics, cellular metabolism, and diet.

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