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Marcel Behr, MD, M.Sc.

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program

Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

 

Keywords


tuberculosis • molecular epidemiology • bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine • innnate immunity • Crohn's disease

Research Focus


My research focuses on the epidemiology and pathogenesis of mycobacterial infections, including tuberculosis, and explores the hypothesis of a mycobacterial role in Crohn's disease, using genomic tools.

Selected Publications


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  • Lee RS, Radomski N, Proulx JF, Manry J, McIntosh F, Desjardins F, Soualhine H, Domenech P, Reed MB, Menzies D, Behr MA, Reemergence and amplification of tuberculosis in the Canadian arctic. J Infect Dis. 2015 Jun 15;211(12):1905-14. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiv011. Epub 2015 Jan 9. PMID: 25576599.

  • Wang J, McIntosh F, Radomski N, Dewar K, Simeone R, Enninga J, Brosch R, Rocha EP, Veyrier FJ, Behr MA, Insights on the emergence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from the analysis of Mycobacterium kansasii. Genome Biol Evol. 2015 Feb 25;7(3):856-70. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evv035. PMID: 25716827.

  • Behr MA, Divangahi M. Freund's adjuvant, NOD2 and mycobacteria. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2015 Feb;23:126-32. doi: 10.1016/j.mib.2014.11.015. Epub 2014 Dec 5. PMID: 25483349.

  • Behr MA, Waters WR. Is tuberculosis a lymphatic disease with a pulmonary portal? Lancet Infect Dis. 2014 Mar;14(3):250-5. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(13)70253-6. Epub 2013 Nov 22. PMID: 24268591.

  • Hansen JM, Golchin SA, Veyrier FJ, Domenech P, Boneca IG, Azad AK, Rajaram MV, Schlesinger LS, Divangahi M, Reed MB, Behr MA. N-glycolylated peptidoglycan contributes to the immunogenicity but not pathogenicity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J Infect Dis. 2014 Apr 1;209(7):1045-54. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jit622. Epub 2013 Nov 21. PMID: 24265438.