The Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research hosted the 6th IIDR Trainee Day on Wednesday October 26, 2016. This annual event celebrates the outstanding science being done in our labs by graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate students. A big congratulation goes out to Coombes lab members Bushra Ilyas and Brian Tuinema for their poster awards.
The lab is excited to share our latest research, published today in PLoS Pathogens. Using a mouse model of Crohn’s disease, the lab discovered that acute gastroenteritis caused by common food-poisoning bacteria accelerates the growth of adherent-invasive E. coli (AIEC) – a bacterium that has been linked to Crohn’s disease. Article Summary: Western societies have a disproportionately high rate of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with growing incidence especially in the adoles