The Meakins-Christie Laboratories is one of the premiere centres for pulmonary research in the world and Canada. The Meakins was founded in 1972 by Dr. Peter Macklem. It comprises the largest group of investigators within the Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program at the RI-MUHC. Our overall mission is to better understand the pathobiology of respiratory disorders. Our goal is to drive innovations in respiratory disease prevention, diagnosis, and therapy. As a result, our research is focused around four main themes: chronic airways disease, lung injury and infection, neuromuscular dysfunction in respiratory diseases, and sleep-disordered breathing.
In the News
Dr. Jean Bourbeau was honoured as a 2019 Distinguished CHEST Educator
The new McGill Research Centre for Cannabis held its inaugural Science and Research Day on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the RI-MUHC
Meakins faculty visit the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig
Kevin Schwartzman was inducted as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS)
Dr. Irah King announces the launch phase for the MI4 Gnotobiotic Animal Research Platform
WHO and McGill TB Research Centre consultation on latent TB infection.
Save the Date! Lipid Biology in Respiratory Diseases – Meakins Workshop set for March 28, 2020
Rave of the Mad Scientist! October 30th Halloween Party brought to you by SPiRE and RIIGHT
View the full schedule for our upcoming 2019-2020 respiratory seminar series