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. Differentiating between severe and uncontrolled asthma and assessing patients for potential newer asthma therapies

    September 20 2017

    Dr. J. Mark Fitzgerald will make a presentation on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 4 to 5pm in Classroom F, 2J4.02 WMC, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

  2. Oral Glucocorticoid-sparing effect of Benralizumab in Severe Asthma

    August 31 2017

    Grace Lam will make a presentation on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 from 4 to 5pm in Room 3-128 CSB, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

  3. Sputum Microbiology in Bronchiectasis

    July 07 2017

    Monette Dimitrov will make a presentation on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 4 to 5pm in Classroom F, 2J4.02 WMC, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

  4. Lipopolysaccharide Inhibits Interleukin–13-induced Chemokine (C-C motif) Ligand 26 in Human Airway Epithelial Cells

    June 26 2017

    Dhaifallah Alotaibi will make a presentation on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 1 to 2pm in 550 HMRC, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

  5. Improving COPD Care: Driving Change through A Pan-Canadian Spread Collaborative

    June 26 2017

    Graeme Rocker will make a presentation on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm in Classroom F, 2J4.02 WMC, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

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