August 12, 2016

MD/PhD student Alex Oberc has been awarded a $105,000 scholarship over 3-years from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.  This new scholarship will help support Alex's research to uncover the microbial contributions in Crohn's disease, a devastating and life-lon...

July 22, 2016

Michael Kamin Hart left an indelible mark on the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research. He was a passionate scientist and inspired those around him to pursue excellence. After a courageous battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Michael sadly passed...

July 20, 2016

In a new paper published in mBio, Dr. Wael Elhenawy (now a postdoctoral fellow in the Coombes lab), Dr. Mario Feldman (Washington University, St. Louis) and colleagues describe a new mechanism of outer membrane vesicle (OMV) formation in Salmonella. In this model,...

June 28, 2016

I am deeply honored to have been recognized with the title of University Scholar.  This couldn’t have happened without the amazing work of the many talented graduate students, postdocs, and undergraduates who I have had the privilege of working with over the past 10 ye...

June 28, 2016

The lab is proud to announce that MSc student Elizabeth Chau has received the 2016/2017 Ontario Graduate Scholarship for her ongoing work on regulatory evolution in bacterial pathogens.

June 21, 2016

The newest member of the Coombes lab team has won a Canada Graduate Scholarship from NSERC. Caressa Tsai joined the Coombes lab in 2016 from the University of Toronto, where she used bioinformatics and quantitative trait models to study molecular evolution. 

May 19, 2016

Congratulations to postdoctoral fellow HT Law and graduate student Elizabeth Chau for representing the Coombes lab at the 2016 Research Plenary hosted by the Faculty of Health Sciences! 

May 3, 2016

CIHR postdoctoral fellow and Coombes lab member, Dr. Dustin Little, has won the Faculty of Health Sciences Postdoctoral Association Travel Award competition for 2016 out of a field of 19 postdoctoral candidates. Congratulations Dustin!

January 19, 2016

Congratulations to our own Dr. Dustin Little for his success in winning the Michael G. DeGroote Fellowship in the Basic Biomedical Sciences category. This prestigious award provides postdoctoral fellows in the Faculty of Health Sciences the opportunity to pursue leadin...

December 18, 2015

The Coombes and Schertzer labs took it to the indoor arena for some pre-holidays bubble soccer mayhem!  Part-soccer, part-cage match, the gang had a lot of fun scoring goals and laying out the competition...literally.

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