NEWS FROM THE BENCHES

Coombes lab featured in ASM's 'This Week in Microbiology' Episode 189

The American Society for Microbiology’s podcast ‘This Week in Microbiology’ features the incredible research led by PhD candidate Bushra Ilyas and company from the Coombes‘ lab. Check out TWiM Episode 189: Salmonella BonJovi here, with the featured article review beginning at 31:45. Read the full report as an Open Access article in Cell Reports.

2018 IIDR Trainee Day

Our annual Institute for Infectious Disease Research Trainee Day celebrates the amazing research accomplishments of the ~300 young researchers involved in IIDR research, from undergrads, graduate students, postdocs, and staff. The Coombes lab rocked with awards given out to: Dr. Dustin Little (Mildred Gulliver Postdoc Scholarship) Dr. Wael Elhenawy (Gerard Wright Postdoc Award) Bushra Ilyas, PhD student (Candidate for the Mildred Gulliver Graduate Award) Sarah Hordienko, thesis student (winner of the best undergraduate poster presentation) Sarah Hordienko looking confident at her poster Coombes lab undergraduates, John, Alexandra, and Sarah

The Impact of IBD in Canada

November 1 marks the start of Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month. As part of the launch, Crohn's and Colitis Canada is releasing a new 2018 report on the Impact of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Canada. The numbers are sobering. 270,000 Canadians are living with IBD - that's about 1 in every 135 people. This includes everyone from children to senior citizens. With research investment from Crohn's and Colitis Canada, the Coombes lab is working to understand the origins of Crohn's disease and deliver on the promise of improve the lives of children and adults affected by this chronic disease. Read the full report here.

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