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 James G Martin

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Position

Chair, Dept Medicine
Harry Webster Thorp
   Professor of Medicine
Assoc memb, Dept Physiol
McGill University
Physician-in-Chief, MUHC

Contact Information

Meakins-Christie Labs
McGill University
3626 St. Urbain Street
Montreal , Quebec H2X 2P2 Canada

Tel: 514-398-3864 x00137
Fax: 514-398-7483
E-Mail: James.Martin@McGill.ca

Education & Training

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


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.