The Pulmonary Research Group (PRG) at the University of Alberta is a multi-disciplinary group composed of 36 full members, 15 trainee members, and 2 associate members who pursue research interests in respiratory disease.

Our studies range from molecular laboratory-based investigations to health outcome measurements, related to disease prevalence and patient care.

The PRG has a strong basic science research program that promotes close collaborations and interactions with the clinical component of the group, which is mainly based in the Divisions of Pulmonary Medicine and Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Alberta Hospital.

The goal of the PRG is to promote and advance novel applied translational studies that bring together basic and clinical scientists in a highly integrated manner, towards hypothesis-driven and thematically-based research.



  1. Eighth Annual Pulmonary Research Day

    November 18 2016

    The PRG Research Day will be held on November 23, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Lower Foyer of Bernard Snell Hall, followed by the BJ Sproule Lecture given by Dr. S.F. Paul Man, Professor and Deputy Head of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC, on "Chronic Lung Diseases in HIV in the Post-HAART era", from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Classroom D following the Award presentations.

  2. Seventh Annual Pulmonary Research Day

    November 09 2015

    The PRG Research Day will be held on November 18, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.in the Main Foyer on the Lower Foyer of Bernard Snell Hall, followed by the BJ Sproule Lecture given by Dr. Sally E. Wenzel, Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Asthma Institute, on "Phenotyping Asthma: The Evolution from Clinical to Molecular", from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Classroom F following the Award presentations.

  3. Sixth Annual Pulmonary Research Day

    November 06 2014

    The PRG Research Day will be held on November 12, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.in the Main Foyer on the first floor of the Li Ka Shing Centre., followed by the BJ Sproule Lecture given by Dr. James C Hogg, Emeritus Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, UBC James Hogg Research Centre, Vancouver, BC, is the visiting guest speaker who will give the Brian J. Sproule Lectureship on "Linking lung structure to molecular events in COPD", from 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. in 1-040 Li Ka Shing Centre following the Award presentations.

  4. Fifth Annual Pulmonary Research Day

    August 27 2013

    The PRG Research Day will be held on November 20, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Lower Level, Katz Atrium, followed by the BJ Sproule Lecture given by Dr. Jack Gauldie, Distinguised Professor, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Director Centre for Gene Therapeutics, McMaster University, in Classroom F, 2J4.02 WMC, from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  5. GSK Endowed Chair In Airway Inflammation Feb 6 Announcement Invitation

    January 25 2013

    On behalf of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, you are cordially invited to the announcement of Dr. Lisa Cameron as the inaugural GlaxoSmithKline & Canadian Institute of Health Research Endowed Chair in Airway Inflammation Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 at 2-3:30 pm

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  1. Putting it All Together: How Viruses in Early Life Shape the Gut Microbiome and Immunity

    June 22 2017

    Trainees from UA Pediatric Respiratory Division, Marchant Lab, Airway inflammation Team Lab and Hein Tun, Kozyrskyj SyMBIOTA Lab will make a presentation on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 4 to 5pm in Classroom F, 2J4.02 WMC, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

  2. The intersection between complementary and conventional care

    June 15 2017

    Sunita Vohra will make a presentation on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 4 to 5pm in Classroom F, 2J4.02 WMC, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

  3. Lung and Pleural Ultrasound for the Respirologist

    June 08 2017

    Brian Buchanan will make a presentation on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 4 to 5pm in Classroom F, 2J4.02 WMC, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

  4. “Comparison of conventional and endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspirates at the University of Alberta Hospital”

    June 01 2017

    Josh Henkelman & Ashley Whidden will make a presentation on Wednesday, June 07, 2017 from 4 to 5pm in Classroom F, 2J4.02 WMC, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

  5. Gut microbes and the neuro-immuno-endocrine super-system

    May 18 2017

    Paul Forsythe will make a presentation on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 4 to 5pm in Classroom F, 2J4.02 WMC, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

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