Parameswaran Nair

Professor @ McMaster University

Dr. Parameswaran Nair, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPC, is the Frederick E. Hargreave Teva Innovation Chair in Airway Diseases, a Professor of Respirology at McMaster University, and Staff Respirologist at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at McGill University. He leads the Severe Asthma component of AllerGen’s Clinical Investigator Collaborative (CIC), a multi-centred, Canadian-based, Phase II clinical trials group that fast-tracks potential drug candidates for the treatment of asthma.

Dr. Nair’s research focuses on developing and applying non-invasive measurements of airway inflammation in the treatment of severe asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). His laboratory characterizes the types of bronchitis in airway diseases using measurements in sputum; develops novel biomarkers in sputum; identifies mechanisms of bronchitis; and explores novel targeted therapies of bronchitis.