My primary interest is the exploration of asthma through the use of animal and cellular models. The mechanisms of airway remodeling, the structural changes identified in asthmatic airways, are being investigated. In particular, the role of the epidermal growth factor receptor and the direct effect of T lymphocyte interaction with smooth muscle are being explored. The laboratory is addressing the effects of chlorine in airway dysfunction with particular interest in innate lymphoid cells and cysteinyl leukotrienes.
James Martin and Martin Lab in the News
RI-MUHC, Block E
1001 Decarie Blvd.
Montreal QC H4A 3J1
Tel: 514-934-1934 Ext. 76304 (lab)
Tel: 514-934-1934 Ext. 76298 (office)
Tel: 514-934-1934 Ext. 76172 (admin)
E-Mail: james.martin [at] mcgill.ca
Education & Training
BSc (Physiol), UC Cork, Irl, 1970
MB BCh, UC Cork, Irl, 1973
MD UC Cork, Irl, 1983