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

Subheading - Centre for Translational Biology (CTB)

Centre for Translational Biology (CTB)

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Carolyn Baglole, PhD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

toxicology

cigarette smoke

inflammation

lungs

Maziar Divangahi, PhD

innate and adaptive immunity

influenza virus

mycobacterium tuberculosis

cell death program

David Eidelman, MD

Asthma

COPD

airway biology

Elizabeth Fixman, PhD

Asthma

cytokines (IL-4/IL-13/IL-17)

recombinant retroviruses

cell penetrating peptides

animal models

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

asthma

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

remodeling

cytokines

inflammation

Sabah Hussain, MD, PhD

endothelial cells

angiogenesis

skeletal muscle atrophy

Irah King, PhD

Infectious disease

barrier tissue immunity

gut-lung axis

leukocyte migration

microbiome

Arnold Kristof, MDCM, FRCPC

mTOR

nutrition

acute lung injury

tuberous sclerosis complex

lymphangioleiomyomatosis

Larry Lands, MD, PhD

Cystic fibrosis (CF)

asthma

immune modulation

physical activity

translational research

Anne-Marie Lauzon, PhD

asthma

smooth muscle

biophysics

myosin

actin

James Martin, MD

asthma

immunology

cysteinyl leukotrienes

airway remodeling

epidermal growth factor receptor

Bruce Mazer, MD

Asthma

food allergy

immune therapies

intravenous immunoglobulin

B-lymphocytes and mucosal responses

Christine McCusker, MD, M.Sc.

allergy

developmental immunology

asthma

immunomodulation

Dao Nguyen, MD, MSc

Microbiology

cystic fibrosis

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

host-pathogen interactions

antibiotic tolerance

Basil Petrof, MD

diaphragm

muscular dystrophy

ICU-acquired muscle weakness

sepsis

neuromuscular respiratory failure

William Powell, PhD

eicosanoids

leukotrienes

prostaglandins

inflammation

asthma

Salman Qureshi, MD

fungal infection

pneumonia

sepsis

forward genetic analysis

innate immunity

Simon Rousseau, PhD

cystic fibrosis

bacterial infections

signal transduction

protein phosphorylation

inflammation

Subheading - Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM)

Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM)

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Dennis Jensen, PhD

exercise

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

respiratory

dyspnea

therapy

Jennifer Landry, MD, M.Sc.

preterm birth

bronchopulmonary dysplasia

cystic fibrosis

lymphangioleiomyomatosis

tuberous sclerosis

Ronald Olivenstein, MD

asthma

bronchoscopy

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

cytokines

inflammation

Subheading - Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)

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Faiz Ahmad Khan, MD, MPH

tuberculosis

global health

indigenous health

HIV and tuberculosis

Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)

Andrea Benedetti, PhD

biostatistics

epidemiology

tuberculosis

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

individual patient data meta analysis

Jean Bourbeau, MD, MSc, FRCP(c)

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

epidemiology

phenotyping

pulmonary rehabilitation and self-management

pulmonary rehabilitation and self-management

Anne Gonzalez, MD, MSc

Lung cancer

diagnosis and staging

interventional pulmonary procedures

Marta Kaminska, B.Sc., MD, M.Sc.

sleep-disordered breathing

fatigue

cognition

neurological disorders

noninvasive ventilation

Richard Kimoff, MD

Sleep apnea

upper airway

neuromuscular

clinical outcomes

cardiometabolic

Dick Menzies, MD

tuberculosis

biostatistics

epidemiology

respiratory disease

global health

Sushmita Pamidi, MD

sleep apnea

pregnancy

cardiometabolic consequences

biomarkers

Guilherme Sant'Anna, MD, PhD

neonatal invasive and non-invasive ventilation

hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy

heart rate variability

Kevin Schwartzman, MD MPH

tuberculosis

epidemiology

public health

respiratory disease

health economics

Jason Shahin, MD

critical care

prediction tool

chronic critically ill

organ donor

prolonged mechanical ventilation

Benjamin Smith, MD, M.Sc., FRCPC

obstructive lung diseases

imaging

cardiopulmonary physiology

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Subheading - McGill University-based Researchers

McGill University-based Researchers

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John Hanrahan, PhD

CFTR

chloride secretion

cystic fibrosis

electrophysiology

epithelial transport

Associate Investigators of the RESP Program

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