Donald Cuong Vinh

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor

Donald Cuong Vinh
Contact Information
Address: 

1001 Decarie Blvd
Block E; Rm EM3-3230
Montreal, QC H4A 3J1
Tel: (514) 934-1937 ex.76517 (office); x42811 (admin assist); 
Tel: (514) 934-8488; 
Fax: (514) 934-8425 (Research-only purposes)
Fax: (514) 934-4404 (Patient-related issues) 

Phone: 
Fax number: 
Email address: 
donald.vinh [at] mcgill.ca
Division: 
Associate Members
Branch: 
Microbiology
Location: 
MUHC Research Institute, 1001 Boul. Decarie
Biography: 

Research Interests

  • Myeloid defects
  • Neutropenia, monocytopenia
  • Mycoses/fungal infections
  • Translational research
  • Molecular genetics
  • Primary (genetic) immunodeficiencies

Research Orientation

A fundamental enigma in the field of infectious diseases is the variability in clinical outcome between individuals exposed to the same microbial environment. For a given microbe, what distinguishes those with asymptomatic colonization from those who develop a life-threatening disease? Accumulating evidence demonstrates that human genetic variations are critical determinants of immunodeficiency and susceptibility to infectious diseases.

My research focuses on identifying genetic defects of the immune system that explain why certain individuals are prone to infections. From patients with inexplicable or mysterious conditions referred to my clinic, my program performs comprehensive immunological and genetic investigations to identify the reason for their susceptibility, with the goal of identifying novel approaches to treating their conditions and restoring them back to health. The study of these rare genetic diseases of the immune system uniquely addresses both an unmet clinical need, while advancing our understanding of how the human body combats infections.

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