null Qutayba Hamid, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRS, FRCPath

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program

Centre for Translational Biology

Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, MUHC



asthma • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease • remodeling • cytokines • inflammation

Research Focus

My research focuses on finding new therapies for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and developing personalised medicine.

Selected Publications

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  • Durham, S. Ying, V. Varney, M. Jacobson, A.B. Kay, Q. Hamid. Cytokine messenger mRNA expression for IL-3, IL-4, IL-5 and granulocyte/macrophage-colony-stimulating factor in the nasal mucosa after local allergen provocation: Relationship to tissue eosinophilia. J. Immunol. 148: 2390-2394, 1992. PMID: 1560199.

  • W. Al-Ramli, D. Prefontaine, F. Chouiali, J.G. Martin, R. Olivenstein, C. Lemiere, Q. Hamid. Th-17-associated cytokines (IL-17A and IL-17F) in severe asthma. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 123: 1185-1187, 2009. PMID: 19361847.

  • L.A. Al-Alwan, Y. Chang, A. Mogas, A.J. Halayko, C.J. Baglole, J.G. Martin, S. Rousseau, D.H. Eidelman, Q. Hamid. Differential roles of CXCL2 and CXCL3 and their receptors in regulating normal and asthmatic airway smooth muscle cell migration. J. Immunol. 91: 2731-2741, 2013. PMID: 23904157.

  • Z. Zhu, T. Zheng, R.J. Homer, Y.K. Kim, N.Y. Chen, L. Cohn, Q. Hamid, J.A. Elias. Acidic mammalian chitinase in asthmatic Th2 inflammation and IL-13 pathway activation. Science 304: 1678-1682, 2004. PMID: 15192232.

  • Y. Chang, L. Al-Alwan, P.A. Risse, A.J. Halayko, J.G. Martin, C.J. Baglole, D.H. Eidelman, Q. Hamid. Th17-associated cytokines promote human airway smooth muscle cell proliferation. FASEB J. 26: 5152-5160, 2012. PMID: 22898922.