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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: 
2010-09-01 - 2022-09-30
Type of Project: 
Research
Research Area: 
Health Research
Sub-Research Area: 
Genetics

Location

United States

McGill University Project Leader Information

Project Leader: 

Salman Qureshi

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.
Selected Publications: 

Publications

Role: 
Principal Investigator

Non-McGill Partners

Partner: 

Patty Lee

Country: 
United States
University/Organization: 
Yale University