James G Martin

photo of james martin: research on T-cells in allergic airways disease, asthma, severe asthma, airway hyperresponsiveness in asthmaPosition
Chair, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Harry Webster Thorp Professor of Medicine
Associate Member, Department of Physiology, McGill University
Physician-in-Chief, McGill University Health Centre

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Research Interests
My primary interest is the exploration of asthma through the use of animal and cellular models. The effects of asthma-related cytokines such as interleukin-13 on airway smooth muscle intracellular signaling mechanisms of pertinence to contraction and contractile phenotype are being studied. The mechanisms of airway remodeling, the structural changes identified in asthmatic airways, are being investigated. In particular, the role of the epidermal growth factor receptor and the direct effect of T lymphocyte interaction with smooth muscle are being explored.

Contact Information

Meakins-Christie Laboratories
RI-MUHC, Block E
Office EM3.2210
Lab E03.2379
1001 Decarie Blvd.
Montreal QC H4A 3J1

Tel: 514-934-1934 Ext. 76304 (lab)
Tel: 514-934-1934 Ext. 76298 (office)
Tel: 514-934-1934 Ext. 76172 (admin)
Fax: 514-933-3962


Education & Training

BSc (Physiol), UC Cork, Irl, 1970
MB BCh, UC Cork, Irl, 1973
MD UC Cork, Irl, 1983