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Host resistance to respiratory pathogens

Project Information
Description: 
We are investigating the genetic and immunologic factors that predispose the host to severe, progressive, or fatal infection with respiratory pathogens that are a leading cause of human mortality throughout the world including influenza virus, the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae, and the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans.
Project Date: 
09/01/2010 to 09/30/2022
Type of Project: 
Research
Research Area: 
Health Research
Sub-Research Area: 
Genetics
Location: 
United States
McGill University Project Leader Information
Project Leader: 

Salman Qureshi

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Primary Position
Faculty: 
Faculty of Medicine
Department: 
Medicine
Institute: 
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
Position/Appointment: 
Associate Professor
Research Interests: 
Research focuses on identifying and characterizing the molecular and cellular mechanisms of inflammation and innate immunity that are relevant to human critical illness. Active research programs on host resistance against Cryptococcus neoformans, an opportunistic fungal pathogen that causes pneumonia and meningitis, Streptococcus pneumoniae/Klebsiella pneumoniae, two common bacterial pathogens that cause pneumonia and sepsis, and H1N1 influenza virus are ongoing.
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Role: 
Principal Investigator
Non-McGill Partners
Partner: 
Patty Lee