Maziar Divangahi

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Associate Member, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, McGill University
Strauss Chair in Respiratory Diseases
Associate Director, McGill International TB Centre
Co-Leader, Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases, RI-MUHC


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Divangahi Lab Website

Currently accepting graduate students and postdoctoral fellows

Research Interests

Our lab focuses on investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the cross-talk between innate and adaptive immunity to major pulmonary infectious diseases, such as influenza and tuberculosis. Host survival during infection in vital organs, such as the lung, requires a delicate balance between host resistance, which is essential for detecting and eliminating the pathogens, and disease tolerance, which is critical in minimizing collateral tissue damage. In summary, understanding the regulatory mechanisms involved in both host-resistance and tolerance is essential for the future development of an effective therapy or vaccine.

Research Foci

  1. Host defense (Resistance & Tolerance) against influenza and TB
  2. Hematopoietic Stem Cells in Infection and Vaccine
  3. Trained Innate Immunity
  4. Macrophage Cell Death Programs
  5. Metabolism in Infectious Diseases
  6. Eicosanoids in Infectious Diseases

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Contact Information

Meakins-Christie Laboratories
RI-MUHC, Block E
Office EM2.2248
Lab E03.2371
1001 Decarie Blvd.
Montreal QC H4A 3J1

Tel: 514-934-1934 Ext. 76237 (lab)
Tel: 514-934-1934 Ext. 76413 (office)
Tel: 514-934-1934 Ext. 76172 (admin)
Fax: 514-933-3962

Education & Training

BSc (Biol) McMaster, 2000
PhD (Immunol), McGill, 2005
PDF (Inf Dis), McMaster, 2007
PDF (Innate Immunity), McGill, 2008
PDF (Macrophage Death), Harvard, 2010