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Dr. Jeremy Hirota

Collaborating Faculty Member

Dr. Jeremy Hirota, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, at McMaster University and is also an Affiliate Professor at the University of British Columbia. His interest is in how the immune system in the lungs helps protect us while we breath over 10,000 litres of air a day. Specifically, how air pollution, allergens, viruses and bacteria are detected by our immune system, and how this could lead to the development of lung diseases or “attacks”. The ultimate goal of his research will be the development of new drugs and/or new policy, aimed at improving the quality of life for all populations in society, specifically those that may suffer from lung diseases.

Dr. Hirota brings a range of experimental techniques to the centre and will leverage that skill set within our translational science setting. As a professor, he will continue the pursuit of research interests while teaching undergraduate medical students.