Irah King

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Irah King
Contact Information

Meakins-Christie Laboratories
McGill University Health Centre
1001 Decarie Blvd, Block E (EM2.2232)
Montreal, Quebec H4A 3J1

Email address: 
irah.king [at]
Tel. office: (514) 934-1934 X35509
Tel. lab: (514) 934-1934 x76372
Microbiology and Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Current research: 

Irah King holds a Canada Research Chair in Humoral Immunity

The focus of our research is to understand how immune cells communicate with their local environment to promote protective immune responses relevant to human disease. We are particularly interested in immunity at barrier sites such as the gut, skin and lung as these tissues face the complex task of maintaining homeostasis while directly interacting with the outside world. Ongoing studies including:

  1. The molecular mechanisms of CD4+ T cell differentiation following intestinal helminth infection.
  2. Innate immune responses that initiate and/or regulate Type 2 immune responses following intestinal helminth and bacterial infection.
  3. Regulation of skin-resident IL-17-producing T cells in the context of psoriatic-like inflammation.
  4. The influence of the microbiota on protective immunity at barrier sites.
Selected publications: 
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