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Faculty Members

Ilan Azuelos, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Research Theme: Molecular basis for the development and progression of pulmonary fibrosis by examining the metabolism of fibrotic lesions in the lung.
Keywords: metabolism • pulmonary fibrosis • mitochondrial dynamics • TGF-beta • fibroblast differentiation

Carolyn Baglole, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Research Theme: Cellular and molecular signalling pathways which regulate chronic lung disease caused by cigarette smoke
Keywords: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease • toxicology • cigarette smoke • inflammation • lungs • cannabis

Jun Ding, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Research Theme: Cell dynamics in biological processes and diseases (pulmonary, developmental, cancer); machine learning approaches to analyze, model, and visualize single-cell omics data
Keywords: cell dynamics • single cell omics technologies • machine learning • computational models

Maziar Divangahi, PhD

Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Associate Director, Meakins-Christie Laboratories
Associate Director, McGill International TB Centre

Research Theme: Host defense against pulmonary pathogens; Trained Immunity
Keywords: innate and adaptive immunity • influenza virus • mycobacterium tuberculosis • Coronavirus

David H Eidelman, MD

Dean, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

Research Theme: Inflammatory mechanisms of chronic obstructive lung disease and related disorders
Keywords:
asthma • COPD • airway biology

Elizabeth D Fixman, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Research Theme: Development of molecular techniques to investigate airway inflammation & remodeling in experimental asthma
Keywords:
asthma • cytokines (IL-4/IL-13/IL-17) • recombinant retroviruses • cell penetrating peptides • animal models

Gregory J Fonseca, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Research Theme: Genome-wide approaches to characterizing macrophage identity and function in respiratory diseases
Keywords:
machine learning • transcriptomics • epigenomics • alveolar macrophages

Peter Goldberg, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Research Theme: Clinical application of non-invasive ventilation in critical care medicine
Keywords:
acute lung injury • weaning • respiratory muscles • nitric oxide

Qutayba Hamid, MD, PhD

Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Research Theme: Roles & signaling of cytokines & chemokines in asthma & other respiratory diseases
Keywords:
asthma • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease • remodeling • cytokines • inflammation

Sabah NA Hussain, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Research Theme: Regulation of vascular smooth muscle contractility & blood flow by nitric oxide syntheses
Keywords: endothelial cells • angiogenesis • skeletal muscle atrophy

Richard John Kimoff, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Research Theme: Pathophysiology and epidemiology of sleep disorders
Keywords: sleep apnea • upper airway • neuromuscular • clinical outcomes • cardiometabolic • congestive heart failure • pregnancy

Irah King, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Research Theme: Immunity at barrier sites such as the lung, gut, and skin
Keywords: infectious disease • barrier tissue immunity • gut-lung axis • leukocyte migration • microbiome

Arnold S Kristof, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Research Theme: Mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling in lung disease
Keywords:
mTOR • nutrition • acute lung injury • tuberous sclerosis complex • lymphangioleiomyomatosis • rare lung diseases

Larry Lands, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University

Research Theme: Modulation of innate immunity, viral host-pathogen interaction, nutrition, and exercise limitation in pediatric lung diseases, such as asthma and cystic fibrosis
Keywords: cystic fibrosis (CF) • asthma • immune modulation • physical activity • liposomes • translational research

Anne-Marie Lauzon, PhD

Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Research Theme: Molecular mechanics of smooth muscle myosin & bronchial hyper responsiveness
Keywords: asthma • smooth muscle • biophysics • myosin • actin

Mara S Ludwig, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Research Theme: Role of proteoglycans in determining lung tissue behavior
Keywords: airway remodeling • proteoglycans • mechanotrasduction • lung tissue mechanics • pulmonary fibrosis

James G Martin, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Research Theme: Role of T-cells in allergic airway responses and biochemical basis of airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma
Keywords: asthma • immunology • cysteinyl leukotrienes • airway remodeling • epidermal growth factor receptor • chlorine

Bruce Mazer, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University

Research Theme: B cells, immunoglobulins, innate immunity and the cytokine network
Keywords: asthma • food allergy • immune therapies • intravenous immunoglobulin • B-lymphocytes and mucosal responses • antigen presentation • IgE • IVIg • semaphorins

Christine McCusker, MD, MSc

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University

Research Theme: Early development of allergic diseases
Keywords: allergy • developmental immunology • asthma • immunomodulation

Dao Nguyen, MD, MSc

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Research Theme: Molecular microbiology of biofilms and Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections
Keywords: microbiology • cystic fibrosis • Pseudomonas aeruginosa • host-pathogen interactions • antibiotic tolerance • biofilms • bacterial genetics

Basil Petrof, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Director, Meakins-Christie Laboratories

Research Theme: Study of injury/regeneration, adaptation, & development of gene therapeutics for respiratory muscles
Keywords: diaphragm • muscular dystrophy • ICU-acquired muscle weakness • sepsis • neuromuscular respiratory failure

Salman T Qureshi, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Research Theme: innate immunity, forward genetics, pneumonia due to fungi, bacteria, viruses
Keywords:
fungal infection • pneumonia • sepsis • forward genetic analysis • innate immunity

Simon Rousseau, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Director, Canadian Respiratory Research Network

Research Theme: Protein kinases and intracellular signaling pathways
Keywords:
cystic fibrosis • bacterial infections • signal transduction • protein phosphorylation • inflammation • artificial intelligence • COVID-19 • pulmonary exacerbations

Benjamin M Smith, MD, MSc

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Research Theme: Pathophysiological mechanisms of obstructive lung diseases, epidemiology, imaging, airway anatomy, cardiopulmonary physiology
Keywords:
obstructive lung diseases • imaging • cardiopulmonary physiology • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) • emphysema