September 11, 2019

Congratulations to this busy bee, Caressa Tsai, PhD candidate in the lab who recently received a doctoral Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

June 14, 2019

The Coombes lab participated in the first meeting of the Salmonella Gordon Research Conference held in Easton Massachusetts - great week, great science, great people! 

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May 22, 2019

Bushra Ilyas received the 2018 Impact Award from the Biochemistry graduate program for her recent publication in Cell Reports. Apologies for the messy lab background...there's no such thing as tidy idleness in our shop.

May 22, 2019

Congratulations to these two stars (Caressa Tsai and Elizabeth Chau) who received Ontario Graduate Scholarships in this round of competition.  

May 16, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Wael Elhenawy on his well-deserved postdoctoral fellowship award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research!  Get ready for some serious R.O.I. folks. 

May 15, 2019

Whatever your drink of choice, it tastes better in the Thallion (strong, dauntless), the mystical chalice that awaits you after your thesis defense. Congratulations to Dr. Bushra Ilyas, who is the lab's 10th completed PhD student!   

March 25, 2019

Congratulations to Jordyn Perry, who received the 2019 Summer Fellowship from the David Braley Centre for Antibiotic Discovery. Jordyn will be completing her summer research in the Coombes lab and we're excited to have her join Team Coombes!

February 11, 2019

The Coombes lab is happy to share our latest thoughts on how pathogenic traits in bacteria can be shaped by the host response and what we can do about it.  PhD student Caressa Tsai is doing a deep dive on this topic in her research and led this review in Trends in...

January 24, 2019

The Coombes lab is excited to share our latest research on how Crohn's disease-associated E. coli evolve in the host over time, published this month in Cell Host & Microbe. Led by postdoc Dr. Wael Elhenawy and PhD student Caressa Tsai, we showed that adherent-invasive ...

January 14, 2019

New research was published today from a great collaboration between the Coombes and Brown labs in Nature Communications, identifying a chemical scaffold that selectively kills intracellular Salmonella. In chasing this lead, some cool new intracellular biology was uncov...

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