Research Seminars 2018-2019

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

Date Speaker Title
Monday Sept 17, 2018
Larry Schlesinger  pubmed link for Larry Schlesinger
President/CEO Texas Biomedical Research Institute
Immunoregulatory networks in human macrophages in response to tuberculosis
Monday Sept 24, 2018
Dennis Metzger  pubmed link for 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  pubmed link for 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  pubmed link for John LaCava
Research Assistant Professor, The Rockefeller University
Driving Biological Discovery: An Expanding Toolkit for Affinity Proteomics
In collaboration with the Cancer Research Program
Thursday Oct 4, 2018 
Scott Tebbutt  pubmed link for 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  pubmed link for Alan Sher
Deputy Chief, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Iron dependent targets for host-directed therapy of TB
Monday Oct 22, 2018
No Seminar  
Monday Oct 29, 2018
Matthew Miller  pubmed link for Alan Sher
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 pubmed link for Marc Peters-Golden
Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Health System
Controlling the Rogue Fibroblast in Fibrotic Lung Disease
Monday Nov 12, 2018
10 AM
Pascal Chanez  pubmed link for 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  pubmed link for Robert Korneluk
Professor, University of Ottawa
Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute
Combining Immunotherapy and IAP Antagonism to Effectively Treat Cancer
Room D03.6020 booked
Monday Nov 26, 2018
Toby McGovern
Research Associate with Dr. James Martin. Meakins-Christie Laboratories, McGill University
Monday Dec 3, 2018
Gregory Fonsecpubmed link for Gregory Fonseca
PDF, Glass Laboratory, UCSD
Using machine learning to define transcription factor architecture in macrophages
Monday Dec 10, 2018
Dimitry Krementsov pubmed link for 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 pubmed link for Zachary Szpiech 
Auburn University, Alabama
Population Genetic Approaches for Understanding Complex Traits
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Monday Jan 14, 2019
Lawrence Kazak  pubmed link for Lawrence Kazak
Assistant Professor
McGill University
Adipocyte control of energy balance
Tuesday Jan 15, 2019
John E. McDonough  pubmed link for John 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  pubmed link for Christopher O'Donnell
Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Monday Jan 28, 2019
André Veillette  pubmed link for Andre 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
1:30 pm
John P. Clancy pubmed link for 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  pubmed link for 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
12:30 pm
Qingling Duan pubmed link for 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  pubmed link for 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 pubmed link for 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  pubmed link for Stephanie Shore
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 
Obesity and asthma: role of the microbiome
Monday Mar 18, 2019
David Hood  pubmed link for David Hood
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Cell Physiology, York University
Mitophagy in skeletal muscle: effects of exercise and age
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  pubmed link for Catherine Martel
Assistant Professor, Montreal Heart Institute, Université de Montréal
Time to rethink reverse cholesterol transport
Monday Apr 8, 2019
Erwan Pernet  pubmed link for 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  pubmed
Postdoctoral Fellow, Martin Lab, Meakins-Christie Laboraties
Room D03.6020
Cysteinyl leukotrienes and chlorine induced airway injury
No Seminar
Monday Apr 22, 2019
Easter Holiday  
Monday Apr 29, 2019
Alex Shalek publication link for 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  publication link for David Gosselin
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, Université Laval 
Epigenomic origins of microglial cell activity in the brain
Monday May 13, 2019
Open Date  
No Seminar
Monday May 20, 2019
ATS Dallas, Texas May 17-22
Monday May 27, 2019
Nihal Altan-Bonnetpublication link for David Gosselin
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
McGill University Health Centre GLEN Site – RI Auditorium ES1-1129
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