Welcome to the Meakins-Christie Laboratories

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

Infection and Immunity Week Awards

Congratulations to Bavanitha Thurairajah and Lisa Hennemann! They received prizes for best oral talks during Infection and Immunity Week .

Screening for Lung Cancer

Drs. Nicole Ezer and Anne Gonzalez speak with Tarah Schwartz of Health Matters, on the benefits of screening for lung cancer.

McGill Medstar Award for Trainees

Congratulations to Dr. Motahareh Vameghestahbanati, PhD with Dr. Benjamin Smith, for her McGill MedStar Award for Trainees!

Efficacy of steroids on COVID-19

Dr. Nicole Ezer’s CONTAIN study on the effectiveness of corticoteroids to help respiratory symptoms of COVID-19 are out.

Launch of the McGill Antimicrobial Centre!

Dr. Dao Nguyen is the Director of the newly launched McGill Antimicrobial Centre. Its goal is to address AMR challenges through research and education.


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Upcoming Events

Meakins Elf Hunt and Food Drive

Donate non-perishables goods or hygiene products while you hunt for the missing elves. Find the 10 elves before Dec 23rd to receive a surprise! Donation box located in the admin area of level EM3.

Terek Been – January 24, 2022

Terek Been, Graduate MSc student in the lab of Dr. Carolyn Baglole, will present on January 24, 2022, at 9:00 am, a Work-in-Progress Seminar.

Nargis Khan, PhD – February 14, 2022

Nargis Khan, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Dr. Maziar Divangahi, will present her final PDF Seminar on February 14, 2022 at 9:00 am, as part of the MCL Research Seminar Series.

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