Dr. Joaquín (Quim) Madrenas is Full Professor and Chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University. Previously, he was professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and Medicine and Tier I Canada Research Chair in Immunobiology at The University of Western Ontario (UWO), and Head of Immunology at Robarts Research Institute.
Dr. Madrenas received an M.D. degree at the University of Barcelona, specialized in Nephrology and Transplantation at the University Autonoma of Barcelona, and obtained a Ph.D. degree in Immunology under Dr. Phillip Halloran, at the University of Alberta. He was a visiting associate with Dr. Ronald Germain at the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD, USA), before coming back to Canada. He was the founding Director of the FOCIS Centre for Clinical Immunology and Immunotherapeutics in London, ON, the first FOCIS Centre of Excellence in Canada.