Research Seminars 2017-2018

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Weekly Research Seminar Series
Time: Mondays, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Room: ES1.1129 RI-MUHC Auditorium unless otherwise advertised




Wed Aug 16, 2017

Donna Savigni 
School of Human Sciences, University of Western Australia

Airway Smooth Muscle in Development and Dysfunction

No Seminar
Monday Sept 4, 2017

Labor Day 

Monday Sept 11, 2017

Dongsheng Duan
Margaret Proctor Mulligan Professor in
Medical Research, University of Missouri

AAV therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy by gene replacement and gene editing

Monday Sept 18, 2017

Miguel Soares
Principal Investigator, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal

Metabolic adaptation and disease tolerance to infection

Monday Sept 25, 2017

Slava Epelman 
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Origin and function of cardiac Dendridic Cells during viral myocarditis

Monday Oct 2, 2017

Stephen Girardin
Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Toronto

A cytosolic unfolded protein response controls innate immune signaling

No Seminar
Monday Oct 9, 2017


Special Seminar
Tuesday Oct 10, 2017

Kian Fan Chung 
Professor of Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute Imperial College London

What have we learned from the UBIOPRED?
In collaboration with AstraZeneca

Monday Oct 16, 2017

Christopher Rudd
Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Microbiology,
Infection and Immunology, University of Montreal

Novel adaptive T-cell signaling pathways in inflammation and cancer

Monday Oct 23, 2017

Gregory Downey
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary,
Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, National Jewish Health

Tyrosine Phosphatase Control of Pulmonary Fibrosis: pY and pY not? 

MCL Workshop
Monday Oct 30, 2017
19th Annual Meakins-Christie International Workshop:
Systems biology approaches to pulmonary host-pathogen interactions
Seymour Heisler Memorial Lecture: Dr. David Guttman –
Pathogen evolution within the cystic fibrosis lung

Monday Nov 6, 2017

Samuel David
Professor, Dept of Neurology &
Neuroscience, Dept Medicine, McGill University

Iron homeostasis in the nervous system in health and disease

Monday Nov 13, 2017

Eric Thorin
Professor, Dept of Surgery, 
University of Montreal

Pulse pressure and cerebrovascular aging

Monday Nov 20, 2017

Jeff Xia
Assistant Professor, McGill University

Computational platforms for understanding metabolites, microRNAs and microbiome

Special Seminar
Monday Nov 27, 2017

Alice Panariti
Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. James Martin

Final PDF Seminar
Airway Remodeling in Severe Asthma

Monday Dec 4, 2017

David Brooks
Associate Professor, University Health Network,
University of Toronto

Inflammation and immunosuppression in chronic virus infection and co-infection

Monday Dec 11, 2017

Mihai Netea
Dept of Internal Medicine, Radbound University
Medical Center, Netherlands

Trained immunity: a memory for innate host defense

Special Seminar
Monday Dec 18, 2017

Maurizio Chioccioli 
Bio & Soft Systems, University of Cambridge

Ciliary motion and collective hydrodynamic synchronisation: from physical properties to medical applications

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Monday Jan 22, 2018

Gerald Supinski
Professor, University of Kentucky


Monday Jan 29, 2018

Jeremy Hirota
Assistant Professor, Dept of Medicine
McMaster University

A journey into the unknown – Learning my ABCs of mucosal immunology

Monday Feb 5, 2018

Harry Karmouty-Quintana 
Assistant Professor, The University of Texas

Hyaluronic acid in pulmonary hypertenstion 

No Seminar
Monday Mar 5, 2018

McGill Study Break

MCL Workshop
Mar 14-17, 2018
20th Annual Meakins-Christie International Workshop: Asthma and COPD 
In collaboration with the 2018 Gulf Thoracic Society,
InterContinental – Dubai Festival City, UAE

No Seminar
Monday Mar 19, 2018

No Seminar – Return from workshop

Monday Mar 26, 2018

Open Date

No Seminar
Monday Apr 2, 2018

Easter Holiday

Monday Apr 9, 2018

Chris Sassetti
Dept of Microbiology & Physiological
Systems, U of Mass Medical School

Systems Genetics of Tuberculosis

Monday Apr 16, 2018

Qingling Duan 
Assistant Professor, Dept of Biomedical &
Molecular Sciences, Queen’s University

Missing heritability and strategies to identify underlying mechanisms of multifactorial, chronic respiratory diseases.

Wednesday Apr 18, 2018

Maen Obeidat  
Assistant Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine
University of British Columbia

Using Integrative Multi -Omics to Enable Precision Medicine in COPD

Monday Apr 23, 2018

Meri Tulic  
Professor, Inserm U1065, C3M: Centre Méditerranéen de Médecine Moléculaire, Nice, France

Regulation of immune function in humans: from lungs to gut and now to the skin

Monday Apr 30, 2018

Thomas Murphy
Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

On rethinking the role of airway smooth muscle mechanics in development and airway disease

Macklem Lecture
Wednesday May 9
, 2018

Ian Adcock 
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London

Mechanisms underlying severe asthma phenotypes

Monday May 14, 2018

Harry Karmouty-Quintana 
Assistant Professor, The University of Texas

Hyaluronic acid in pulmonary hypertension

May 15, 2018

Christopher Verschoor
Assistant Professor, McMaster University

Health aging: How old are you really?… and how do your monocytes feel about it?

No Seminar
Monday May 21, 2018

ATS Meeting

Research Day & Christie Lecture
Monday May 28, 2018
29th Annual RI-MUHC Respiratory Research Day
Keynote: Christie Lecture by Dr. Manuel Cosio
A life of research untangling the mechanisms of COPD. Did we get anywhere?

Wiselberg Seminar
Monday June 4, 2018
31st Doctor Dorothy Wiselberg Seminar: Asthma