Jörg Hermann Fritz

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Jörg Hermann Fritz
Contact Information

McGill Life Sciences Complex, 
Bellini Pavilion
3649 Promenade Sir William Osler, Room 371 (Office) & 356 (Lab)
Montreal, QC H3G 0B1 

Email address: 
jorg.fritz [at] mcgill.ca
Microbiology and Immunology
Infectious Diseases
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: 
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