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.
December 16, 2019
A networking think tank focused on fostering success in entrepreneurship and innovation has been formed at McMaster University. The College of Health Inventors comes out of the Michael G. DeGroote Initiative for Innovation in Healthcare (MGDII).
December 11, 2019
This could be a game-changer for patients with the potential to undergo an experimental immunotherapy treatment that combines adoptive cell therapy with oncolytic virus vaccines.
December 11, 2019
Drs. Yonghong Wan and Scott Walsh, McMaster University researchers from the McMaster Immunology Research Centre validate a new treatment approach that could help bring the benefits of Adoptive T-cell therapies to patients with solid tumours.
September 25, 2019
Several MIRC trainees were recently awarded prestigious and highly competitive external and internal awards for the 2019-2020 academic year. These awards highlight the high caliber of trainees at MIRC, and we would like to acknowledge and congratulate the award winners.
September 25, 2019
Congratulations to all MIRC trainees who received awards at the annual Faculty of Health Sciences Research Plenary Awards Reception, which took place on May 29, 2018. Awards were given to trainees who presented oral or poster presentations at the multi-day, research plenary, as well as individuals who were recognized for their excellence within the program. We would like to congratulate and acknowledge the following students for their success!
Start 29 January, 2020, 9 AM
End 10 AM
Join McMaster's Richard C. Austin, Professor and Career Investigator from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, McMaster University and St. Joseph's Healthcare in MDCL 3023 "Autoimmunity to the ER chaerone GRP78 contributes to atherosclerosis"
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