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Biol of Disease: Environmental Toxicants
(Carolyn Baglole)
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Processing, embedding, sectioning & staining of paraffin & frozen tissue Further details
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Meakins-Christie Labs
MUHC Res Inst
Cntr Trans Biol (CTB)
Block E
Rm M3.EM32217
1001 Decarie Blvd.
Montreal QC H4A 3J1
Canada

Tel: 514-934-1934
       Ext 76172
Fax: 514-933-3962

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  Group photo - 17th Meakins Workshop Participants in the 17th Annual Meakins-Christie Workshop held at Chateau Bromont (Feb 8-9, 2015)    Program

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Rare Respiratory Diseases Workshop
RI-MUHC Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program
Oct 22-23, 2015
Program
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Hogg Eidelman Meakins (Honorary degrees 2015)
James Hogg (MCL alumnus) and Jonathan Meakins (whose grandfather lent his name to the MCL), shown with David Eidelman, Dean of Medicine, received honorary degrees from McGill on Mar 27, 2015

The Meakins-Christie Laboratories are one of the premiere centers for research on respiratory diseases in the world. The overall research theme is the pathobiology of pulmonary disease with a particular focus on the role of inflammation. A multidisciplinary and collaborative approach is used to study the basic mechanisms of asthma, COPD and pulmonary fibrosis through the parallel study of human cells and tissues coupled to appropriate animal models. Research is facilitated by the availability of a variety of core facilities.  The Research Directors are an equal mix of PhD and MD scientists, ensuring the clinical orientation of research questions and increasing the likelihood that translational research will emerge from the more fundamental areas of investigation.

The Meakins-Christie Laboratories serve as an important training ground for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and Meakins-Christie alumni are found throughout the world, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australasia. There are weekly seminars, work-in-progress sessions, a journal club, and a variety of activities, as well as social functions organized by the students & fellows association (SPiRE). Various McGill courses are also given at the Meakins-Christie Laboratories, which are located on St. Urbain Street, next to the Montreal Chest Institute.


   Recent News (All News)
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Bahar Torabi, MD a post doctoral fellow in Bruce Mazer's laboratory, has been awarded a Richard and Edith Strauss Clinician Fellowship  for 2015-2016. Dr. Torabi's Project is on Humoral Immune Responses in Oral Tolerance Therapy for Food Allergies

(24 Aug, 2015)

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Congratulations to Di Xue  (PhD student of Bruce Mazer) for winning the best abstract presentation at the prestigious Riken Institute Integrated Medical Science summer program in Yokohama, Japan.

(5 Aug, 2015)

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Congratulations to Maziar Divangahi on receiving a 5-year Foundation grant from the CIHR for his proposal entitled "Regulation of Anti-Microbial Macrophage Response to Pulmonary Infections"

(24 July, 2015)

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Congratulations to Bruce Mazer on receiving a 5-year operating grant from the CIHR for his proposal entitled "Regulatory B-cells inhibit Allergic Airways Disease: Role of Semaphorin 4C"

(24 July, 2015)

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The winning presentations at the Annual Respiratory Research Day of the MUHC-RI, held on May 25, 2015, were: MSc/PhD students: Jeffrey Downey (sup: Maziar Divangahi) & Shantelle LaFayette (sup: Dao Nguyen); Clin/Postdoc Fellows: Matthieu Storme (sup: Faiz Ahmad Khan) & Benoît Allard (sup: James Martin). Congratulations to all!

(26 May, 2015)

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Congratulations to Francois Coulombe for his outstanding thesis with Maziar Divangahi. Francois has been awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal, conferred upon the most outstanding McGill graduate receiving a Doctoral degree in 2014-2015 in any discipline. He also received the Gordon A. Maclachlan Prize in the Biological and Health Sciences in recognition of his exemplary academic record, the excellence of his thesis, and the significance of his research.

(22 May, 2015)

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Chris McCusker was interviewed by Radio Canada International on her latest research on a novel potential therapy for allergic diseases
Read about
or listen to the interview.

(20 May, 2015)

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Congratulations to the MCL faculty who recently received Chercheur-Boursier awards from Le Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS):
Maziar Divangahi (Junior 2)
Arnold Kristof (Clinicien - Senior)
Dao Nguyen (Clinicien - Junior 2)

(19 May, 2015)

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Congratulations to Becky Fixman on receiving 3-year funding from the US Dept of Defence for her grant entitled "STAT6-dependent bridging of innate and Th2 adaptive immunity in the lung" (Brian Ward, coinvestigator)      (9 Apr, 2015)
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Congratulations to Chris McCusker on receiving 1½ year funding from the US Dept of Defense for her grant entitled "Prevention and treatment of food allergy through STAT6-IP immunomodulation"      
(9 Apr, 2015)
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Congratulations to Anne-Marie Lauzon on the renewal of her NSERC grant entitled "Smooth muscle molecular mechanics " for 5 years .      (9 Apr, 2015)
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