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
Dr. Dennis Jensen has been renewed as the Canada Research Chair, Tier 2, in Clinical Exercise and Respiratory Physiology Research, by the CIHR
Meakins-Christie Laboratories unveils its new logo in celebration of 50 years in respiratory research!
Congratulations to Bavanitha Thurairajah and Lisa Hennemann! They received prizes for best oral talks during Infection and Immunity Week .
Drs. Nicole Ezer and Anne Gonzalez speak with Tarah Schwartz of Health Matters, on the benefits of screening for lung cancer.
Congratulations to Dr. Motahareh Vameghestahbanati, PhD with Dr. Benjamin Smith, for her McGill MedStar Award for Trainees!
Dr. Nicole Ezer’s CONTAIN study on the effectiveness of corticoteroids to help respiratory symptoms of COVID-19 are out.
The results of Dr. Schwartzman’s study confirms the cost-effectiveness of regular TB testing to reduce the spread of TB in vulnerable areas.
Dr. Dao Nguyen is the Director of the newly launched McGill Antimicrobial Centre. Its goal is to address AMR challenges through research and education.
Dr. Ronald Olivenstein is part of a study that shows alveolar macrophages are adversely impacted by antiretroviral therapy.
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.
Paola Rojas Gutierrez, Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Dr. Larry Lands, will present on January 17, 2022, at 9:00 am, a Work-in-Progress Seminar.
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, 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.
Our 2021-2022 activities are starting this September, including our WIP, Seminar Series, and the Journal Club