Dr. James Martin graduated with a BSc in physiology and an MB, BCh from University College Cork, Ireland. He received his training in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins University and in respiratory medicine at McGill University. He is currently a Professor of Medicine at McGill. He directed the Meakins Christie Laboratories at McGill University from October 1993 to October 2008 and was the Chair of the Department of Medicine at McGill from 2014 to 2019. Dr. Martin has more than 300 publications with a particular focus on the use of animal and cellular models to explore mechanisms of airway hyperresponsiveness and airway remodelling in asthma.