Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre


Acting Director

Miguel Burnier


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 Program Program Leader Research Themes

Cancer Research Program (CRP)

Peter Metrakos
  • Treatment, prognosis and prevention
  • Cancer metastases
  • Cancer genetics
  • Molecular and translational oncology
  • Urologic oncology

Metabolic Disorders and Complications (MeDiC) Program

Simon Wing
  • Energy metabolism  
  • Metabolic disorders and the brain  
  • Renal disorders and injury  
  • Bone metabolism
  • Cell signaling
Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program (IDIGH))
Erwin Schurr
  • Acquired immunodeficiency
  • Host defense
  • International health and emerging pathogens
  • Transplantation
  • Autoimmunity
  • Allergies and atypical diseases

Cardiovascular Health Across the Lifespan (CHAL) 

Arianne Marelli
  • Vascular Health
  • Cardiac Health
  • Complex heart

Injury Repair Recovery Program (IRR)

Ed Harvey
  • Injury
  • Recovery
  • Repair

Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program (RESP)

Basil Petrof
  • Chronic Airways Disease
  • Sleep Disordered Breathing
  • Neuromuscular Dysfunction in Respiratory Diseases
  • Infection-Inflammation and Lung Injury

Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience Program (BRaIN)

Keith Murai
  • Mental Health
  • Neural and synaptic development and function
  • Aging and neurological disorders
  • Vision and cognitive neuroscience
  • Pain, inflammation, trauma and repair
Child Health and Human Development Program (CHHD)
Daniel Dufort
  • Human Reproduction and Development
  • Molecular and Cellular Determinants of Child Health 
  • Neuropsychological and Vision Health 
  • Health Outcomes in Childhood Disease

*The mission comes from the centre's website.