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Participants in the 17th Annual Meakins-Christie Workshop held at Chateau Bromont (Feb 8-9, 2015)Program
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Spring 2016 (date TBC) Meakins-Christie Asthma COPD Workshop
March 31, 2016 Meakins-Christie Research Directors Retreat ***
May 27, 2016 Respiratory Research Day ***
Oct 22-23, 2015 - Rare Respiratory Diseases Workshop -Program
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.
Congratulations to Dr.Christine McCuskerand her team: their work was recognized by Québec Science magasine as one of the Top 10 Discoveries of 2015. Vote for them here!
(24 Aug, 2015)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)