Dr. Martin Kolb is the Moran Campbell Chair and Professor in Respiratory Medicine and Director of the Division of Respirology, McMaster University. His major research interest is fibrotic lung disease, with a particular interest in the role of growth factors and matrix abnormalities in disease progression. He leads activities in biomarker development for lung fibrosis and is a Principal Investigator and steering committee member in numerous ILD clinical trials. Dr. Kolb has authored over 130 peer-reviewed publications on different basic science and clinical topics. He is the Chief Editor of the European Respiratory Journal (2018-2023).