Jim Hu
PhD
Professor
Contact information
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
The Hospital for Sick Children
686 Bay St., Rm 9.9715
Toronto
Ontario
M5G 0A4
Phone: 416-813-6412
Fax: 416-813-8724
Research location: The Hospital for Sick Children/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Genetics, Genomics & Proteomics
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology
Research Statement:

Dr. Jim Hu's major research goal is to develop novel gene delivery strategies in order to translate the genetic discoveries into clinical applications. His team developed novel viral vectors that can protect CF mice from acute lung bacterial infection and established methods for efficient airway gene delivery to large animals. His current endeavour is to achieve permanent airway gene correction by targeting the airway stem cells.