Erwin Schurr

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor -  Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Professor - Department of Medicine, Division of Experimental Medicine

Erwin Schurr
Contact Information

Address: 1001 boul Décarie
Glen Site Block E, Rm #EM3.3212
Mail Drop Point #EM3.3211
Montréal, QC H4A 3J1

(514) 934-1934 ext. 44513
Email address: 
erwin.schurr [at]
Epidemiology & Infectious Diseases
MUHC Research Institute, 1001 Boul. Decarie
Graduate supervision: 



Erwin Schurr is a Distinguished James McGill Professor of Human Genetics and Medicine at McGill University. He has been Associate Director of the McGill Centre for the Study of Host Resistance (2000-2012), and director of a CIHR Strategic Training Centre (2001-2008). His main areas of research are human genetics and functional genomics of mycobacterial disease, specifically leprosy and tuberculosis. The general objectives of his research are the detailed understanding of disease pathogenesis of mycobacterial diseases and ways to harness such mechanistic understanding for effective disease control and prevention

Current research: 

1) Functional genomics of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis of persons living with HIV.

2) Genetic epidemiology and functional genomics of inflammation check-point genes in Parkinson’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease and leprosy.

Selected publications: 
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