McMaster University

McMaster University

KIERAN J. KILLIAN

PROFESSOR

Location: HSC 3U9

Telephone: 905 521-2100 x76228

Email address: killiank@mcmaster.ca

Education

  • MB BCh BAO, National University of Ireland
  • Post Graduate Medical Training, Internal Medicine, University College, Galway, Ireland
  • Respiratory Fellowship, McMaster University
  • MRC Research Fellowship, McMaster University

 

Research interests

  • Respiratory Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Psychophysics/Symptoms limiting exercise
  • Exercise Limitation in normal subjects heart, lung and neuromuscular disease
  • Mechanisms of exertional dyspnea in asthma and COPD
  • Exercise testing, and limitations of exercise in chronic airway obstruction
  • Respiratory muscle limitation in chronic lung disease
  • Sensory aspects of breathing

Trainees:

  • Graham Jones, M.Sc
  • Steven Langford, M.Sc.
  • Alli El-Manshawi, Ph.D
  • Mark Inman, Ph.D
  • Clive Kearon, Ph.D
  • Alan Hamilton, Ph.D
  • Pierre LeBlanc, Research Fellows
  • Dennis Bowye, Research Fellows
  • Christian Allard, Research Fellows
  • David Martin, Research Fellows

Selected Publications

  1. Logan-Sprenger HM, Heigenhauser GJ, Killian KJ, Spriet LL. The effects of dehydration during cycling on skeletal muscle metabolism in females. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Apr 24

  2. Killian K. Dyspnea. J Appl Physiol. 2006. 101(4):1013-4.

  3. Janssen LJ, Killian K. Airway smooth muscle as a target of asthma therapy: history and new directions. Respir Res. 2006 Sep 29;7:123.

  4. Duong M, Islam S, Rangarajan S, Teo K, O'Byrne PM, Sch√ľnemann HJ, Igumbor E, Chifamba J, Liu L, Li W, Ismail T, Shankar K, Shahid M, Vijayakumar K, Yusuf R, Zatonska K, Oguz A, Rosengren A, Heidari H, Almahmeed W, Diaz R, Oliveira G, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Seron P, Killian K, Yusuf S. Global differences in lung function by region (PURE): an international, community-based prospective study. Lancet Respir Med. 2013 Oct;1(8):599-609.
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