Faculty Members

Ilan Azuelos, McGill University, Meakins-Christie Laboratories, RI-MUHC

Ilan Azuelos, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Research Theme: Molecular basis for the development and progression of pulmonary fibrosis by examining the metabolism of fibrotic lesions in the lung.
Keywords: metabolism • pulmonary fibrosis • mitochondrial dynamics • TGF-beta • fibroblast differentiation
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Carolyn Baglole, Meakins-Christie Laboratories, RI-MUHC, McGill University

Carolyn Baglole, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill Universiy
Research Theme: Cellular and molecular signalling pathways which regulate chronic lung disease caused by cigarette smoke
Keywords: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease • toxicology • cigarette smoke • inflammation • lungs • cannabis
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Maziar Divangahi, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Associate Director, Meakins-Christie Laboratories
Research Theme: Host defense against pulmonary pathogens; regulation of death program in macrophages
Keywords: innate and adaptive immunity • influenza virus • mycobacterium tuberculosis • cell death program
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David H Eidelman, MD
Dean, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Research Theme: Inflammatory mechanisms of chronic obstructive lung disease and related disorders
Keywords: asthma • COPD • airway biology
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Elizabeth D Fixman, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Research Theme: Development of molecular techniques to investigate airway inflammation & remodeling in experimental asthma
Keywords: asthma • cytokines (IL-4/IL-13/IL-17) • recombinant retroviruses • cell penetrating peptides • animal models
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Gregory Fonseca, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Research Theme: Genome-wide approaches to characterizing macrophage identity and function in respiratory diseases
Keywords: machine learning • transcriptomics • epigenomics • alveolar macrophages
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Peter Goldberg, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Research Theme: Clinical application of non-invasive ventilation in critical care medicine
Keywords: acute lung injury • weaning • respiratory muscles • nitric oxide
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Qutayba Hamid, MD, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Research Theme: Roles & signaling of cytokines & chemokines in asthma & other respiratory diseases
Keywords: asthma • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease • remodeling • cytokines • inflammation
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Sabah NA Hussain, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Research Theme: Regulation of vascular smooth muscle contractility & blood flow by nitric oxide syntheses
Keywords: endothelial cells • angiogenesis • skeletal muscle atrophy
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Richard John Kimoff, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Research Theme: Pathophysiology and epidemiology of sleep disorders
Keywords: sleep apnea • upper airway • neuromuscular • clinical outcomes • cardiometabolic • congestive heart failure • pregnancy
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Irah King, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Research Theme: Immunity at barrier sites such as the lung, gut, and skin
Keywords: infectious disease • barrier tissue immunity • gut-lung axis • leukocyte migration • microbiome
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Arnold S Kristof, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Research Theme: Epithelial cell information systems in the regulation of lung innate immunity
Keywords: mTOR • nutrition • acute lung injury • tuberous sclerosis complex • lymphangioleiomyomatosis
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Larry Lands, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University
Research Theme: Modulation of innate immunity, nutrition, and exercise limitation in pediatric lung diseases, such as asthma and cystic fibrosis
Keywords: cystic fibrosis (CF) • asthma • immune modulation • physical activity • translational research
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Anne-Marie Lauzon, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Research Theme: Molecular mechanics of smooth muscle myosin & bronchial hyper responsiveness
Keywords: asthma • smooth muscle • biophysics • myosin • actin
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Mara S Ludwig, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Research Theme: Role of proteoglycans in determining lung tissue behavior
Keywords: airway remodeling • proteoglycans • mechanotrasduction • lung tissue mechanics • pulmonary fibrosis
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James G Martin, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Research Theme: Role of T-cells in allergic airway responses and biochemical basis of airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma
Keywords: asthma • immunology • cysteinyl leukotrienes • airway remodeling • epidermal growth factor receptor
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Bruce Mazer, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University
Research Theme: B cells, immunoglobulins, innate immunity and the cytokine network
Keywords: asthma • food allergy • immune therapies • intravenous immunoglobulin • B-lymphocytes and mucosal responses • antigen presentation • IgE • IVIg • semaphorins
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Christine McCusker, MD, MSc
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University
Research Theme: Early development of allergic diseases
Keywords: allergy • developmental immunology • asthma • immunomodulation
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Dao Nguyen, MD, MSc
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Research Theme: Molecular microbiology of biofilms and Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections
Keywords: microbiology • cystic fibrosis • Pseudomonas aeruginosa • host-pathogen interactions • antibiotic tolerance • biofilms • bacterial genetics
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basil petrof mcgill meakins-christie laboratories

Basil Petrof, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Director, Meakins-Christie Laboratories
Research Theme: Study of injury/regeneration, adaptation, & development of gene therapeutics for respiratory muscles
Keywords: diaphragm • muscular dystrophy • ICU-acquired muscle weakness • sepsis • neuromuscular respiratory failure
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William S Powell, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Associate Director, Meakins-Christie Laboratories
Research Theme: Biosynthesis & biological roles of eicosanoids in asthma & inflammation 
Keywords: eicosanoids • leukotrienes • prostaglandins • inflammation • asthma
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Salman T Qureshi, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Research Theme: innate immunity, forward genetics, pneumonia due to fungi, bacteria, viruses 
Keywords: fungal infection • pneumonia • sepsis • forward genetic analysis • innate immunity
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Simon Rousseau, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Research Theme: Protein kinases and intracellular signaling pathways
Keywords: cystic fibrosis • bacterial infections • signal transduction • protein phosphorylation • inflammation
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Benjamin M Smith, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Research Theme: Pathophysiological mechanisms of obstructive lung diseases, epidemiology, imaging, airway anatomy, cardiopulmonary physiology
Keywords: obstructive lung diseases • imaging • cardiopulmonary physiology • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) • emphysema
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Dara Torgerson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, McGill University
Research Theme: Genetic studies of asthma and bronchopulmonary dysplasia
Keywords: bronchopulmonary dysplasia • asthma • genetic variation • association studies • genome-wide association study (GWAS) • preterm infants
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