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...

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 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!

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.

May 21, 2015

Dr. Dustin Little and Dr. HT Law, post-doctoral fellows in the Coombes lab, are recent winners of the prestigious fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The research award provides support for the fellow for 2 to 3 years to undertake their research...

May 17, 2015

Alex Oberc, an MD/PhD student in the Coombes lab, was recently awarded the Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.  This award recognizes excellence in graduate student research. Alex is working to understand the role of microbes an...

May 16, 2015

Brian Tuinema, a senior PhD student in the Coombes lab, is the latest recipient of the Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, the OGS recognizes excellence among graduate trainees, providing them with sal...

October 3, 2013

The Coombes lab is proud to announce that PhD student Brian Tuinema has been named the recipient of the 2013 Michael Kamin Hart Memorial Scholarship. Established in 2011, the Michael Hart Scholarship is awarded to a promising student associated with the Michael G. DeGr...

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