Research Seminars 2018-2019

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Weekly Research Seminar Series 2018-2019
Time: Mondays, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Room: ES1.1129 RI-MUHC Cruess Amphitheatre (unless otherwise advertised)




Monday Sept 17, 2018

Larry Schlesinger
President/CEO Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Immunoregulatory networks in human macrophages in response to tuberculosis

Monday Sept 24, 2018

Dennis Metzger
Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbial Disease, Albany Medical College

The Role of Interferon-gamma and ILC2s in Susceptibility to Influenza A Infection

Monday Oct 1, 2018

David Juncker
Professor & Chair BME, McGill University

Microfluidic and Nanotechnologies for the analysis of cells, proteins, and exosomes in liquid biopsies

Tuesday Oct 2, 2018

John LaCava  
Research Assistant Professor, The Rockefeller University

Driving Biological Discovery: An Expanding Toolkit for Affinity Proteomics

Thursday Oct 4, 2018 

Scott Tebbutt
Professor, Department of Medicine, Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, UBC

Biosignatures and fit-for-purpose biomarkers in human health and disease: case studies in neonatal immunology, allergic asthma, and heart transplant rejection

No Seminar
Monday Oct 8, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

Monday Oct 15, 2018

Alan Sher
Deputy Chief, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Iron dependent targets for host-directed therapy of TB

No Seminar
Monday Oct 22, 2018

No Seminar

Monday Oct 29, 2018

Matthew Miller
Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences
McMaster Immunology Research Centre

Towards a more “universal” understanding of the humoral immune response against influenza virus

Monday Nov 5, 2018

Marc Peters-Golden
Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Health System

Controlling the Rogue Fibroblast in Fibrotic Lung Disease

Monday Nov 12, 2018

Pascal Chanez 
Professor, Département des Maladies Respiratoires, Aix-Marseille University, France

The world of Biologic Therapies in the Treatment of Severe Asthma
In collaboration with TEVA

Monday Nov 19, 2018

Robert Korneluk 
Professor, University of Ottawa
Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute

Combining Immunotherapy and IAP Antagonism to Effectively Treat Cancer

Monday Nov 26, 2018

Toby McGovern
Research Associate with Dr. James Martin. Meakins-Christie Laboratories, McGill University

Seminar Postponed

Monday Nov 26, 2018

Gregory Fonseca 
PDF, Glass Laboratory, UCDS

Using machine learning to define transcription factor architecture in macrophages

Monday Dec 10, 2018

Dimitry Krementsov
Assistant Professor
University of Vermont

Using mice to understand gene-by-environment interactions in immune-mediated pathologies

Monday Dec 17, 2018

Zachary Szpiech  
Auburn University, Alabama

Population Genetic Approaches for Understanding Complex Traits

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Monday Jan 14, 2019

Lawrence Kazak 
Assistant Professor
McGill University

Adipocyte control of energy balance

Tuesday Jan 15, 2019

John E. McDonough  
Department of Chronic Diseases, Metabolism and Ageing, KU Leuven

Novel Pathologies in Chronic Progressive Lung Diseases

Monday Jan 21, 2019

Christopher P O’Donnell 
Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Monday Jan 28, 2019

André Veillette 
Professor, Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal

SLAM family receptors in innate immunity, innate-like T cells and immunotherapy

Heisler Lecture
Feb 5, 2019

John P. Clancy 
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s

Growing the Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research (CFTR) Program

Friday Feb 8, 2019

Takehiko Yokomizo 
Professor, Juntendo University School of Medicine

New subsets of macrophages and dendritic cells defined by the expression of leukotriene B4 receptor, BLT1

No Seminar
Monday Feb 11, 2019

MUHC Holiday

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019

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

Systems biology approaches for the understanding of chronic respiratory diseases

Monday Feb 18, 2019

Janos Filep 
Professor, Centre de recherche Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosement, Université de Montréal

Targeting neutrophil apoptosis to facilitate resolution of pulmonary inflammation

Monday Feb 25, 2019

Toby McGovern  
Research Associate with Dr. James Martin. Meakins-Christie Laboratories, McGill University


No Seminar
Monday Mar 4, 2019

McGill Spring Break & CIHR Deadline

Monday Mar 11, 2019

Stephanie Shore 
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Obesity and asthma: role of the microbiome

Monday Mar 18, 2019

David Hood 
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Cell Physiology, York University

Mitophagy in skeletal muscle: effects of exercise and age

MCL Workshop
March 24-25, 2019
21st Annual Meakins-Christie Laboratories International Workshop:
Molecular Physiology of Respiratory Diseases
Macklem Lecturer: Graham Barr : Lumping and splitting chronic respiratory diseases

Monday Apr 1, 2019

Catherine Martel 
Assistant Professor, Montreal Heart Institute, Université de Montréal

Time to rethink reverse cholesterol transport

Monday Apr 8, 2019

Erwan Pernet 
Postdoctoral Fellow, Divangahi Lab, Meakins-Christie Laboratories

Final PDF Seminar.
The 12/15-lipoxygenase pathway promotes alveolar macrophages homeostasis.

Monday Apr 15, 2019

Toby McGovern
Postdoctoral Fellow, Martin Lab, Meakins-Christie Laboraties

Cysteinyl leukotrienes and chlorine induced airway injury

No Seminar
Monday Apr 22, 2019

Easter Holiday

Monday Apr 29, 2019

Alex Shalek
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry,Broad Institute

Learning More by Looking at Less – Single Cell Analyses of Pathogen Responses

Monday May 6, 2019

David Gosselin 
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, Université Laval 

Epigenomic origins of microglial cell activity in the brain

Monday May 3, 2019

No Seminar

No Seminar
Monday May 20, 2019

ATS Dallas, Texas May 17-22

Monday May 27, 2019

Nihal Altan-Bonnet
Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Host-Pathogen Dynamics, NHLBI 

Vesicle-Mediated Inter-Organismal Transfer of Viral Populations

Wiselberg Seminar
Friday May 31, 2019
32nd Annual Doctor Dorothy Wiselberg Seminar
Keynote Wiselberg Lecture: Professor Anita Simonds

RESP Research Day & Christie Lecture
Monday, June 3, 2019
30th Annual RI-MUHC Respiratory Research Day 
Keynote: Christie Lecture by Dr. David Gozal
Exosomes in Sleep Apnea: Personalized Biomarkers or Effectors of Morbidity