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Our laboratory is part of the Meakins-Christie Laboratories and the Program for Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). The RI-MUHC is a world-renowned biomedical and hospital research centre. Located in Montreal, Quebec, the Institute is the research arm of the McGill University Health Centre affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. The Research Institute offers a dynamic multidisciplinary research environment that fosters collaboration and leverages discovery aimed at improving the health of individual patients across their lifespan. It is equipped with technology platforms which provide access to cutting-edge techniques and consultative services for a broad a range of areas including Drug Development, Bioinformatics, Flow Cytometry and Immunophenotyping, Histopathology, Cellular and Molecular Imaging, Proteomics, and Small Animal Imaging. In addition, the Centre for Innovative Medicine is a state-of-the-art clinical platform for the performance of patient-oriented human research and clinical trials.

The RI-MUHC was built to facilitate investigator-initiated and discovery-driven research that creates new knowledge in healthcare research along the whole spectrum of investigative activities. This involves fundamental biomedical research, patient-oriented and applied clinical research, research on health services and health systems, as well as population and health promotion research, including societal and cultural effects on health.

In 1999, five McGill teaching hospitals (the Montreal General (MGH est. 1819), the Royal Victoria (RVH est. 1893), the Montreal Children’s (MCH est. 1904), the Montreal Chest Institute (MCI est. 1903) and the Montreal Neurological Hospital/Institute (MNH/I est. 1934) merged to form the MUHC. The RI-MUHC, created from the five hospital research institutes, became the clinical and translational research hub of the MUHC. Our greatest strengths are our people, our partners and our community. The RI is a powerhouse, with 600 investigators, 1200 graduate students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, over 1700 peer-reviewed scientific publication annually, 1919 clinical studies and research collaborations with more than 35 countries worldwide.

The RI-MUHC is supported in part by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS).