July 19, 2016

The Coombes lab is looking forward to the upcoming 5th ASM Conference on Salmonella, being hosted in Potsdam, Germany in late August. This is always a science-packed week featuring the latest exciting discoveries in Salmonella research. See you in Potsdam! 

June 29, 2016

Biochemist Brian Coombes has been awarded a second Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Infectious Disease Pathogenesis to investigate how major enteric pathogens — the organisms that enter our bodies and cause serious problems with our gastrointestinal systems — infect hum...

April 1, 2016

Writing in the new journal, Nature Microbiology, Brian Coombes looks at a new study that tracks genomic evolution of Salmonella during chronic infection of an immunocompromised host. 

January 6, 2016

The discovery that a gene which turns some bacteria into antibiotic-resistant superbugs has been in Canada for at least five years has scientists wondering when it first emerged and how to stop its spread.  [Full article]

January 1, 2016

Crohn’s disease is an immune-mediated intestinal disease and Canada has one of the highest rates of CD in the world. Publishing in the open-access journal Frontiers in Immunology, MD/PhD student Alex Oberc discusses how CD risk factors such as xenobiotic use and acute...

June 4, 2015

Bushra Ilyas, PhD student in the Coombes lab, has recently won the prestigious Fred and Helen Knight Award. This training award recognizes excellence in graduate research, providing support to graduate students showing outstanding promise in research.

April 10, 2015

Appearing on CTV National News, Brian discusses drug-resistant Shigella and what you need to know.  [Watch it here].

December 1, 2014

The lab is pleased to present our latest research, proudly published in the open-access journal mBio, from the American Society for Microbiology. Here, we showed that Salmonella evades a key oxidative defense system in neutrophils, key immune cells in our bodies that p...

March 18, 2012

New work from the Coombes lab has identified a novel ABC transporter in Salmonella that transports D-alanine from the periplasm to the bacterial cytoplasm. This research was lead by PhD student Suzanne Osborne, with collaboration from Brian Tuinema, Pui Sai Lau and Ana...

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