Research Seminars 2016-2017

meakins-christie logo: pulmonary research seminar featuring experts in the field of Respiratory Medicine, Physiology, Immunology, Infection and Signal transductionWeekly Research Seminar Series
Time: Mondays, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Room: EM1.3509 unless otherwise advertised

Date Speaker Title
Seminar
Monday Aug 15, 2016
Joel Moss pubmed
Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Translational Research

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Translational Insights in LAM and Biomarker Development
Special Seminar
Monday Aug 29, 2016
Michael O’Sullivan
Final PhD Seminar
James Martin Lab
Airway Epithelial Coordination of Inflammation and Smooth
Muscle Phenotype
No Seminar
Monday Sept 5, 2016
Labor Day 
Seminar
Monday Sept 12, 2016
Hardy Kornfeld pubmed
Professor of Medicine

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Diabetic Immunopathy and Tuberculosis
CANCELLED – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Seminar
Monday Sept 19, 2016
No Seminar  
Seminar
Monday Sept 26, 2016
Jörg Fritz pubmed_icon_small
Associate Professor, McGill University,
Dept of Micro & Immuno, Scientist, CTG
Regulation of Group 2 Innate Lymphoid Cells
Seminar
Monday Oct 3, 2016
Jonathan McCullers  pubmed
Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Le Bonheur
Children’s Hospital, 
U of Tennessee Health Science Centre
Influenza: Understanding the Pathogenesis
of Secondary Bacterial Infections to Improve Outcomes
No Seminar
Monday Oct 10, 2016
Thanksgiving  
Seminar
Monday Oct 17, 2016
No Seminar – Happy CIHR Grant Writing!  
No Seminar
Monday Oct 24, 2016
American College of Chest Physicians Meeting 
Seminar
Monday Oct 31, 2016
Lorenzo Ferri pubmed
Professor, Department of Surgery and
Oncology, McGill University
Dissecting the role of neutrophils
in the metastatic process
Seminar
Monday Nov 7, 2016
Anna Naumova pubmed_icon_small
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and
Gynecology and Human Genetics, McGill University
Childhood asthma and chromosomal region 17q12-q21:
from GWAS to biological mechanisms
No Seminar
Monday Nov 14, 2016
Pulmonary Monocyte Macrophage Biology Symposium, RI-MUHC 
Seminar
Monday Nov 21, 2016
Nathalie Lamarche-Vane pubmed
Prof, Dept of Anatomy & Cell Bio, McGill University
Cancer Research Program, RI-MUHC
Positive roles for a negative regulator of Rho GTPases
in development and cancer
Macklem Lecture
Tuesday Nov 29, 2016
Thomas Similowski   pubmed
Service de Pneumologie & Reanimation Medicale

Groupe Hospitalier Pitie-Salpetriere Charles Foix, France
Peter T. Macklem: stimulating from the Phrenic To the Mind
Seminar
Monday Dec 5, 2016
Esther Barreiro Portela   pubmed
Department of Respiratory Medicine
Institute of Medical Research of Hospital del Mar, Spain
Mechanisms leading to muscle mass loss
in chronic respiratory conditions
Seminar
Monday Dec 12, 2016
Joel Ernst   pubmed
Professor, Dept of Med, Path, Microbio; Director,
Div of Infect Dis & Immuno, 
NYU School of Med
Why is it hard to make an effective TB vaccine?
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!   
Seminar
Monday Jan 16, 2017
Benoît Allard   pubmed
Postdoctoral Fellow, James Martin Laboratory
Meakins-Christie Laboratories, McGill University
Final Seminar: Tolerogenic alveolar macrophages mediate
adaptation to lung injury
CANCELLED
Seminar
Monday Jan 23, 2017
Francois Maltais   pubmed
Professeur, Institut universitaire de
cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec, Université Laval
COPD and the limb muscles
Seminar
Monday Jan 30, 2017
Irah King pubmed_icon_small
Assistant Professor, McGill University, Dept of Micro
& Immun, Microbiome & Disease Tolerance Ctr
Mechanisms of disease tolerance during intestinal
helminth infection
Seminar
Monday Feb 6, 2017
John Hanrahan pubmed_icon_small
Professor, Dept of Physiology, McGill University
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Researcher
CFTR regulation by tobacco smoke and secretagogues
No Seminar
Monday Feb 13, 2017
MUHC Holiday 
Seminar
Monday Feb 20, 2017
Jean-Francois Côté   pubmed
Associate Professor, Institut de recherches clinques
de Montréal (IRCM), Université de Montréal
Receptor Tyrosine Kinase and Rho GTPase
signaling networks in metastatic progression
No Seminar
Monday Feb 27, 2017
McGill Study Break 
Seminar
Monday Mar 6, 2017
No Seminar  
Seminar
Monday Mar 13, 2017
Neil Schluger pubmed_icon_small
Prof of Med, Epid & Env Health Sci; Chief, Div of Pulm,
Allergy & Crit Care, 
Columbia Uni Medical Ctr
Clinical Trials in Tuberculosis: Making TB Treatment Better
Seminar
Monday Mar 20, 2017
Frédéric Sériès  pubmed_icon_small
Professeur titulaire département de Médecine
Université Laval, Inst Univ Cardio et Pneum du Québec
Magnetic stimulation as a tool to investigate upper
airway neuromechanical features in vivo
ES1.1129 Auditorium
Seminar
Monday Mar 27, 2017
Benoît Allard   pubmed
Postdoctoral Fellow, James Martin Laboratory
Meakins-Christie Laboratories, McGill University
Final Seminar: Tolerogenic alveolar macrophages mediate
adaptation to lung injury
Seminar
Monday Apr 3, 2017
Cystic Fibrosis Research Day
RI-MUHC Auditorium
In collaboration with the McGill CFTRc
Seminar
Monday Apr 10, 2017
Hardy Kornfeld pubmed
Professor of Medicine

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Diabetic Immunopathy and Tuberculosis
No Seminar
Monday Apr 17, 2017
Easter
Seminar
Monday Apr 24, 2017
Bradley Quon pubmed
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, UBC
Blood-based biomarkers to improve pulmonary exacerbation
outcomes in cystic fibrosis

In collaboration with the McGill CFTRc. Supported by Vertex
Seminar
Monday May 1, 2017
Stéphane Angers pubmed_icon_small
Assoc Prof, Faculty of Pharmacy
Canada Research Chair, University of Toronto
Leveraging genome-wide CRISPR screens and synthetic
lethal interactions for novel cancer therapeutics
Seminar
Monday May 8, 2017
Siddharth Balachandran  pubmed
Associate Professor, Blood Cell Dev and Function Program
Fox Chase Cancer Ctr
Mechanisms of Influenza Virus-Activated Cell Death
Seminar
Monday May 15, 2017
Ira Tabas  pubmed
Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology

Department of Medicine, Columbia University
Defective Inflammation Resolution in Atherosclerosis:
Mechanisms and Therapeutic Opportunities
No Seminar
Monday May 22, 2017
ATS Meeting
Seminar
Monday May 29, 2017
Roland Friedel pubmed
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Icahn School of
Medicine
, Mount Sinai, New York
Plexin-B function in tissue morphogenesis during
neuro-development and cancer