RESP Researchers

The RESP Program is made up of basic, clinical, population health and outcomes researchers in both adult and pediatric medicine. The program will draw upon the broad expertise of scientists from the Meakins-Christie Laboratories (a centre for fundamental research into the pathophysiology of pulmonary diseases), the Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit (RECRU: a centre for epidemiological research, clinical trials, and economic analyses), as well as scientists from the Montreal Children's Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), the Montreal Chest Institute of the MUHC, and other collaborating institutes.

Centre for Translational Biology (CTB)
Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM)
Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)
McGill University-based Researchers
Associate investigators of the RESP Program


Centre for Translational Biology (CTB)
Ilan Azuelos

pulmonary fibrosis, metabolism, interstitial lung disease, animal imaging

Carolyn Baglole

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), toxicology, cigarette smoke, inflammation, lungs

Maziar Divangahi

innate and adaptive immunity, influenza virus, mycobacterium tuberculosis, cell death program

David Eidelman

asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD, airway biology, airway immunology, airway remodeling

Elizabeth Fixman

asthma, cytokines (IL-4/IL-13/IL-17), recombinant retroviruses, cell penetrating peptides, animal models

Qutayba Hamid

asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), remodeling, cytokines, inflammation

Sabah Hussain

endothelial cells, angiogenesis, skeletal muscle atrophy

Irah King

infectious disease, barrier tissue immunity, gut-lung axis, leukocyte migration, microbiome

Arnold Kristof

mTOR, nutrition, acute lung injury, tuberous sclerosis complex, lymphangioleiomyomatosis

Larry Lands

cystic fibrosis, asthma, immune modulation, physical activity, translational research

Anne-Marie Lauzon

asthma, smooth muscle, biophysics, myosin, actin

James Martin

asthma, immunology, cysteinyl leukotrienes, airway remodeling, epidermal growth factor receptor

Bruce Mazer

asthma, food allergy, immune therapies, intravenous immunoglobulin, B-lymphocytes and mucosal responses, antigen presentation, IgE, IVIg, semaphorins

Christine McCusker

allergy, developmental immunology, asthma, immunomodulation

Dao Nguyen

microbiology, cystic fibrosis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, host-pathogen interactions, antibiotic tolerance, biofilms, bacterial genetics

Basil Petrof

diaphragm, muscular dystrophy, ICU-acquired muscle weakness, sepsis, neuromuscular respiratory failure

William Powell

eicosanoids, leukotrienes, prostaglandins, inflammation, asthma

Salman Qureshi

fungal infection, pneumonia, sepsis, forward genetic analysis, innate immunity

Simon Rousseau

cystic fibrosis, bacterial infections, signal transduction, protein phosphorylation, inflammation

Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM)
Tania Janaudis-Ferreira

physical rehabilitation, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary rehabilitation, clinical research, knowledge translation, transplantation

Dennis Jensen

exercise, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), respiratory, dyspnea, therapy

Jennifer Landry

preterm birth, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, cystic fibrosis, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, tuberous sclerosis

Elias Matouk

cystic fibrosis, clinical trials, therapeutic interventions, inflammatory biomarkers

Ronald Olivenstein

asthma, bronchoscopy, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cytokines, inflammation

Centre for Outcome Research and Evaluation (CORE)
Faiz Ahman Khan

tuberculosis, global health, indigenous health, HIV and tuberculosis, Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)

Andrea Benedetti

biostatistics, epidemiology, tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), individual patient data meta analysis

Jean Bourbeau

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), epidemiology, phenotyping, pulmonary rehabilitation and self-management, pulmonary rehabilitation and self-management, quality of life

Nicole Ezer

lung cancer, low dose CT, lung cancer screening, health outcomes and health services research

Anne Gonzalez

lung cancer, diagnosis and staging, interventional pulmonary procedures

Marta Kaminska
sleep-disordered breathing, fatigue, cognition, neurological disorders, noninvasive ventilation
John Kimoff

sleep apnea, upper airway, neuromuscular, clinical outcomes, cardiometabolic, congestive heart failure, pregnancy

Richard Menzies

tuberculosis, biostatistics, epidemiology, respiratory disease, global health

Sushmita Pamidi

sleep apnea, pregnancy, cardiometabolic consequences, biomarkers

Guilherme Sant’Anna

neonatal invasive and non-invasive ventilation, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, heart rate variability

Kevin Schwartzman

tuberculosis, epidemiology, public health, respiratory disease, health economics

Jason Shahin

critical care, prediction tool, chronic critically ill, organ donor, prolonged mechanical ventilation

Benjamin Smith

obstructive lung diseases, imaging, cardiopulmonary physiology

McGill University-based Researchers
John Hanrahan

CFTR, chloride secretion, cystic fibrosis, electrophysiology, epithelial transport, fluorescence imaging, ion channel function, ion channel structure

Associate Investigators of the RESP Program
Karen Brown (CIM), Ron Dandurand (CIM), Peter Goldberg (CIM), Stewart Gottfried (CIM)