Jörg Hermann Fritz

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor

Contact Information
Address: 

McGill Life Sciences Complex, Bellini Pavilion
3649 Promenade Sir William Osler, Room 371 (Office) & 356 (Lab)
Montreal, QC H3G 0B1 
Lab: (514) 398-6417 
Fax: (514) 398-2603 

Website

Phone: 
514-398-1707
Fax number: 
Email address: 
jorg.fritz [at] mcgill.ca
Division: 
Faculty Members
Branch: 
Immunology
Location: 
McGill Life Sciences Complex, Bellini Pavillion
Graduate supervision: 

ACCEPTING GRADUATE STUDENTS

Current research: 

The laboratory of Jörg Hermann Fritz focuses on understanding how innate host resistance regulates inflammatory and antigen-specific adaptive immune responses. In particular, he investigates how innate immune recognition of microbes and of infection-associated physiological changes activates pattern recognition molecules (PRM) such as Toll-like receptors (TLR) and Nod-like receptors (NLR) for the activation of mucosal and systemic immunity against commensal and pathogenic microorganisms. Focusing on the NLR members Nod1 and Nod2, the laboratory further studies the molecular and immunological consequences of innate immune recognition by non-hematopoietic stromal cells for the regulation of mucosal homeostasis as well as for the initiation of inflammatory and adaptive immune responses.

Selected publications: