The appointment of MIRC’s Dr. Charu Kaushic as the Director of CIHR’s Institute of Infection and Immunity (III) is of significant impact for the University. This is the first time that any of the CIHR Institutes/Directors has appointed and housed at McMaster. Not only does it magnify Charu’s ability in Immunology research, but further increases McMaster’s Immunology profile nationally and internationally. Dr Kaushic is well deserving of this important national position, and we are proud that the III will be led by Charu and indeed housed right beside MIRC on the Fourth floor of the MDCL!
Dr. Jack Gauldie has recently been awarded membership to the Order of Canada.Dr. Gauldie is well known for his remarkable accomplishments over his career as a scientist, administrator, and advocate for research provincially and nationally. Among numerous activities, Jack led the concept of the research centre (previously the Centre for Gene Therapeutics), and building of facilities and the faculty complement that we now call MIRC. His research and leadership has been recognized by McMaster as one of a handful of University Professors. However, membership in The Order of Canada is the highest recognition of achievement provided by our country and we are very proud to be able to include Jack in our list of closest colleagues here at MIRC!
Dr. Dawn Bowdish is an outstanding scientist, teacher and trainee mentor and drives an impressive research program in Immunity and Aging here at MIRC. Dawn was one of four McMaster midcareer faculty awarded the University Scholar prize, which recognizes global leadership in research, teaching and community service. Dawn is another special piece of the MIRC enterprise.
Dr. Anthony Rullo, newest member of the MIRC group, has obtained a new CFI award to support his research program in “Chemical Immunology”. Congratulations to Anthony as he adds a new dynamic to MIRC research.
March 20, 2020
Two senior researchers of McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences have received a combined $1.8 million in funding to support new research projects to help combat COVID-19.
March 18, 2020
Older adults are some of the hardest hit by SARS-CoV2/COVI19 and they deserve our protection. Dr. Bowdish talks about the importance of keeping them safe during this epidemic.
March 18, 2020
Dr. Karen Mossman discusses a COVID-19 breakthrough on Global News Morning Toronto.
March 13, 2020
A McMaster researcher has played a critical role on a small team that has successfully isolated and grown copies of the virus responsible for COVID-19, enabling urgent Canadian research into how it behaves and how it might be controlled.
March 10, 2020
Read about MSc Candidate Megan Vierhout, and her work studying idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
March 4, 2020
Dr. Jordana delivers keynote address and MIRC trainees are awarded the top three poster presentations.
Start 18 June, 2020, 9 AM
End 5 PM
As part of MIRC's Seminar Series, the Perey Symposium hosts guest key note speakers and poster presentations for students and research staff of McMaster's Immunology Research Centre. 2020 Key note speakers are: Dr. Rebecca Auer and Dr. Marc Jenkins