April 20, 2020

I'd like to give a big shout out to Alexandra Parco for receiving a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research!  Can't wait for us to get back to the lab so we can have a proper celebration. 

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

November 1, 2018

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 -...

October 25, 2018

The latest news from the benches was published this week in Cell Reports where we discovered a new way that Salmonella Typhimurium evades innate host defenses to improve survival in macrophages. This was led by PhD student Bushra Ilyas and involved a lot of the Coombes...

September 14, 2018

Pathogenic Escherichia coli strains represent a persistent health risk worldwide, with the enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) strain O157:H7, in particular, responsible for many outbreaks. During infection of the gastrointestinal tract, EHEC injects pathogenic proteins c...

May 1, 2018

Here's my take on science and why I have the best job in the world. 

October 27, 2017

Trainees from the Coombes lab had a rockstar showing at the 7th Annual Institute for Infectious Disease Research Trainee Day. Six posters were presented by Liz, Dustin, Bushra, Caressa, Alex, and Steven, and Wael gave a super oral presentation that earned him the best...

September 8, 2017

Postdoctoral fellow, Wael Elhenawy and PhD student, Elizabeth Chau from the Coombes lab will be heading to Cold Spring Harbor next week for the Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Response meeting. Such a great place and a really great meeting. Congratulations to the organ...

July 11, 2017

Very proud of my team for their awesome showing at the Canadian Society of Microbiologists annual general meeting in Waterloo. Congratulations to MD/PhD student Alex Oberc for winning the Cedarlane Student Award for best oral presentation and PhD student Elizabeth Chau...

June 27, 2017

Here's a great article about former Coombes lab postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Cherrie Small, and her sister Mckenzie Small, who worked with us this year for the 2017 Sanofi BioGenious Canada competition. 

Read the article here

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