Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre


Acting Director

Bruce Mazer


2155, rue Guy, 5e étage
Montréal (Québec)
H3H 2R9
514 934-1934, ext. 44580


Research areas: 11

Researchers : 608


The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is a world-renowned biomedical and hospital research centre. Located in Montreal, Quebec, the Institute is the research arm of the McGill University Health Centre affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University.

Research areas Research themes


Axis leaders:
Pnina Brodt
Patricia Tonin

  • Quality of life and palliative care
  • Epidemiology and cancer prevention
  • Cancer therapeutics and pharmacology
  • Cellular and molecular biology of cancer
  • Research into translational phenomena

Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Kidney Diseases

Axis leaders:
Stéphane Laporte
Simon Sipen Wing

  • Diabetes
  • Hormone receptors and cellular signalling
  • Metabolism and nutrition
  • Fluid and electrolyte homeostasis and kidney diseases

Medical Genetics and Genomics

Axis leaders:
Nada Jabado
Eric Alan Shoubridge

  • Identification of genes and mutations
  • Mechanisms of genetic diseases
  • Applied genetics

Infection and Immunity

Axis leaders:
Marcel Behr
Ciriaco A. Piccirillo

  • Acquired immunodeficiency
  • Host defence
  • International health and emerging pathogens
  • Transplantation
  • Autoimmunity
  • Allergic and atopic diseases

Cardiovascular Diseases and Critical Care

Axis leaders:
Jacques Genest
Sheldon Magder

  • Lipoprotein metabolism and atherosclerosis
  • Vascular biology
  • Cardiovascular genetics
  • Technology evaluation
  • The failing cardio-pulmonary system

Mental Illness and Addiction

Axis leaders:
Chawki Benkelfat
Éric Fombonne

  • Mood disorders and impulse control
  • Action mechanism of antidepressive treatments
  • Clinical psychopharmacology
  • Addiction
  • Neurodevelopmental diseases

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Axis leaders:
Richard Kremer
Henri-André Ménard

  • Musculoskeletal injury and repair
  • Effects of hormones and tumors on bone tissue
  • Skeletal genetics and development

Respiratory Health

Axis leaders:
Jean Bourbeau
James G. Martin

  • Asthma, cystic fibrosis and other inflammatory lung diseases
  • Sleep and cardiorespiratory control
  • Structure of respiratory system
  • Respiratory disease evaluation and management


Axis leaders:
Salvatore Carbonetto
Robert James Dunn

  • Imaging
  • Brain tumor research
  • Cell biology of excitable tissues
  • Clinical investigation
  • Complex neural systems
  • Cognitive neurosciences
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurogenetics
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Research into neuromuscular diseases
  • Neuroscience nursing
  • Regeneration
  • Nerve cell growth and survival
  • Vision neuroscience
  • Cerebrovascular diseases

Human Reproduction and Development

Axis leaders:
Paul Goodyer
Hugh Clarke

  • Development of germ cells
  • Development of the fetus
  • Adaptation to postnatal life

Health Outcomes

Axis leaders:
Nancy Mayo
Michal Abrahamowicz

  • Design and evaluation of health information systems
  • Evaluation of medical and health technologies and interventions, medications and health policies
  • Evaluation of impact of healthcare transitions
  • Design of methodological and biostatistical instruments

*The mission comes from the centre's website.