Gergely L. Lukacs MD, PhD

Professor, McGill University

Gergely L. Lukacs, MD, PhD, is a Professor, Canada Research Chair Tier I of the Department of Physiology and Biochemistry, McGill University. Dr. Lukacs is a graduate of the Department of Physiology, Semmelweis Medical School, Budapest and received his postdoctoral training at Yale Medical School, New Haven and The Hospital for Sick Children (HSC) Research Institute Toronto. In 1995 he joined the Gene Therapy Initiative and subsequently the Cell Biology and Respiratory Program at the HSC Research Institute. From 2007 he is on faculty at McGill. Dr. Lukacs' research primarily focuses on the folding, cellular processing and mechanistic aspects of CFTR rescue strategies over the past 25 years, but has also worked other plasma membrane proteins to elucidate the underlying molecular mechanism of conformational diseases and constituents of protein homeostasis network of the cell surface. As a member of the CF Translational Center, McGill and the International CFTR Folding Consortium, he has been involved in the development of novel cell based and in vitro assays for the identification and mechanistic dissection of CFTR modulator molecules. He served as a consultant for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is and SAB member of Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc.