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.
In the News
Darcy Wagner awarded Canada Excellence Research Chair in Lung Regenerative Medicine
Congratulations to Dr. Jean Bourbeau, who has been named the 2024 CIHR-CTS Distinguished Lecturer in Respiratory Sciences for 2024.
Congratulations to Dr. Bruce Mazer, recipient of the 2023 Bram Rose Award for Contribution to the Practice of Allergy in Quebec.
Congratulations to Bryan Ross for his MI4 Pfizer Early Career Investigator Award
The 2023 Summer Student Research Day showed the amazing work being done at the RI-MUHC – with 15 presentations from RESP students
Kevin Schwartzman appointed Associate Chair of Research and will focus on Clinician Scientist/Translational PhD Scientist capacity building
A recent study by Benjamin Smith reveals that airway-to-lung size ratio is possibly the most important factor in death by lung disease.
Congratulations to Jim Martin and Jonathon Campbell who were funded in the Spring 2023 CIHR Project Grant Competition!
Congratulations to Jonathon Campbell who received funding from the National Sanitarium Association Scholars Program.
December 11, 2023 Work in Progress: Wided Akik (Grad PhD student in the lab of Larry Lands) and Quazi Sufia Islam (Grad PhD student in the lab of Carolyn Baglole).
Join us on December 15th from 4:00-6:00 pm for this special event.
January 15, 2024 Work in Progress:
Susan Westfall (Postdoc Fellow with Irah King) and Nicholas Vonniessen (PhD with Bruce Mazer)
January 22, 2024 Work in Progress: Jackie Rich, (PhD with Dao Nguyen) and Aaron Wang (MSc with Sabah Hussain)
January 29, 2024 Work in Progress: Fatima Hubaishi (PhD with Elizabeth Fixman and Brian Ward) and Diana Toscano Rivero (PhD with Bruce Mazer)
February 19, 2024 Work in Progress: Vincenza Caruana (MSc with Carolyn Baglole) and Sahar Mikaeeli (PhD with Simon Rousseau)
Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 9:00 am. MCL Seminar Series. Valerie Abadie, PhD, University of Chicago.
March 18, 2024 Work in Progress: Kristina Nikolaou (MSc with Maziar Divangahi) and Matthew Marabella (MSc with Simon Rousseau)
March 25, 2024 Work in Progress: Teresa Gomes (PhD with Marta Kaminska & John Kimoff) and Willem Rijnbout St. James (PhD with Carolyn Baglole)