Division of Respirology

Research Interests

Chris AllenChris Allen, MD, MA, MB, BCh, MRCP (UK), FRCPC
Gastro-esophageal reflux and chronic cough
Gerard CoxGerard Cox, MD, MB, FRCPCI, FRCPC
Bronchial thermoplasty, Pulmonary fibrosis, smooth muscle and neutrophil biology

Clive Davis, MD, FRCPC
Clinical trials in pulmonary hypertension

Myrna DolovitchMyrna Dolovich, PEng (Elec)
Aerosol physics, aerosol deposition in lung, lung imaging, ciliary motility
Punginathan DorasamyPunginathan Dorasamy, MD, FCP(SA), FRCPC
Clinical trials in pulmonary hypertension
Andreas Freitag, BSc, MD, FRCPC, FCCP
Clinical trials in cystic fibrosis

Gail Marie Gauvreau, BSc, MSc, PhD
Mechanisms of allergic asthma, phase II clinical trials of biologics in asthma

George HeigenhauserGeorge Heigenhauser, JF, BA, MSc, PhD 
Skeletal muscle metabolism and exercise physiology
Mark Inman, MSc, PhD, MD 
Animals models of allergic sensitization, mechanisms of airway hyperresponsiveness and airway remodelling

Luke JanssenLuke Janssen, MSc, PhD 
Airway smooth muscle biology, ionic regulation of airway hyperresponsiveness, isoprostane biology and vascular responsiveness
Neil JohnstonNeil Johnston, MSc
Epidemiology of exacerbations of asthma and COPD
Kieran Killian, MB, FRCPI, FRCPC 
Mechanisms of dyspnoea in health and disease, exercise limitation
Martin KolbMartin Kolb, MD, PhD
Molecular mechanisms of pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension, TGF-β  signalling, clinical trials in pulmonary fibrosis
Renée LabirisRenée Labiris, MSc, PhD 
Molecular imaging of the airways and lung parenchyma, evaluation of aerosols
Mark LarchéMark Larché, PhD
Peptide immunotherapy for allergic airway diseases, Treg biology in asthma, vaccine development
Andrew McIvor, MB, MSc, FRCP(Edin), FRCPC
Outcomes research in asthma and COPD, dissemination and implementation of guidelines

Parameswaran NairParameswaran Nair, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPC 
Non-invasive measurements of airway inflammation in clinical practice, mechanisms of specific types of bronchitis, targeted therapy of eosinophilic and neutrophilic bronchitis
Helen Neighbour, MB, PhD, MRCP (UK)
Assessment of upper airway inflammation, peptide vaccines for allergic rhinitis

Paul O’ByrnePaul O’Byrne, MB, FRCPI, FRCPC, FRCPE, FRCP(Glasg)   
Mechanisms of allergic asthma and hyperresponsiveness, clinical trials in asthma
Malcolm SearsMalcolm Sears, MB, ChB, FRACP, FRCPC, FAAAAI  
Epidemiology of asthma, birth-cohort studies of allergy and asthma
Roma Sehmi, PhD  
Hematopoietic progenitor biology in allergic airway diseases

Martin StampfliMartin Stampfli, PhD
Effects of cigarette smoke on innate imunity and allergic responses, smoking models of emphysema
David Todd, MD, FRCPC 
Determinants of success of pulmonary rehabilitation, systemic inflammation in COPD, exercise physiology