Skip to content

50 Years of Breathtaking Respiratory Research

Meakins Christie Laboratories 50th anniversary cocktail with Jonathan Meakins and Bryan Fitzpatrick

Read about the history of the Meakins-Christie Laboratories and how it started, and remains, a unique intellectual environment dedicated to advancing respiratory medicine. The Meakins-Christie Laboratories opened in 1972 under the leadership of Dr. Peter Macklem. The Meakins is now proud to celebrate 50 years of achievements. The Meakins-Christie Laboraties are named for two distinguished physicians from the MUHC’s history: Dr. Jonathan Campbell Meakins and his protégé Dr. Ronald Christie. Together, they published a series papers considered seminal to respiratory medicine. The Meakins is known for training respiratory researchers from around the world. This included Dr. Margaret Becklake, a renowned respirologist and epidemiologist and founder of the Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit (RECRU). Her legacy continues through the Dr. Margaret Becklake Fellowship for Respiratory Research. Read more about how the Meakins is continuing its push towards ground-breaking research.

Read the MUHC Foundation article

The Meakins-Christie Laboratories: 50 years of breathtaking respiratory research. June 6, 2023. MUHC Foundation