The McMaster Immunology Research Centre (MIRC) is a vibrant, highly successful research grouping, with a unique model of research excellence, teaching/research training, and service provision (including Core facilities) aligned with the mission of the Faculty of Health Sciences, the University and of major funding bodies such as the CIHR. The Centre has an outstanding record of research and training in mucosal immunology, infectious disease, aging, allergy, cancer and lung disease. MIRC enables ease of collaboration and integration of basic and translational research themes, and is characterized by impact discoveries of immune mechanisms and new approaches towards therapeutics in disease.
MIRC has attained a considerable size in personnel (54 graduate students, > 25 technicians, 15 PDFs, 19 Research associate/Scientists) over the past 3 years helping to enable continuity over time. The Centre occupies approximately 45,000 ft2 of lab space (MDCL) and drives excellence within the following research areas of expertise:
MIRC as a whole provides a key resource to the FHS and University to support investigations requiring immunological expertise/facilities. MIRC PIs and staff have expertise in technologies that enable standard, new and entrepreneurial approaches and platforms for discovery and translation. These include: