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.

November 11, 2014

There’s nothing like a drink from The Thallion to sooth the mind, body and soul after the defense panel grants you your well-earned doctorate. Recently, three Coombes lab grads got to wrap their hands on the stem of The Thallion - the ornate chalice that holds the cele...

December 3, 2013

On Friday November 29, the Institute for Infectious Disease Research hosted its annual holiday party at the Staircase Theatre Cafe. Party goers were treated to great food, great company, an open mic, and rocking tunes courtesy of the Null Hypothesis - our very own hous...

May 13, 2013

Recently, Dr. Ana Tomljenovic-Berube defended her thesis and on departure presented me with this book by Louis Pasteur, one of my heroes in microbiology for his astounding contributions to science. It’s an 1879 first edition copy of the original English translation of...

November 7, 2012

The Michael DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research hosted its annual trainee day to showcase and celebrate the research of students and postdoctoral fellows in the IIDR. From the Coombes lab, PhD student Sarah Allison and postdoc Joe McPhee presented talks...

July 6, 2012

The Coombes lab took home the coveted Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences Spirit Award for 2011/2012. The Spirit Award is presented at the annual Department picnic to the lab who goes above and beyond in extracurricular spirit. Congrats guys! Work hard, play hard!

November 11, 2011

The Coombes lab brought home the coveted Department Halloween Group Costume Contest award again this year. With amazing homemade costumes, a lot of paper mache and of course, the Force, we managed to convince the judges to join the Rebel Alliance. In true theme spirit,...

October 31, 2010

The Radical Re-streakers made their debut this year for the annual Department Halloween Group Costume Contest. Big hair, sweat bands and short shorts ruled the day as team dribbled the halls with their big ghetto blaster in tow. 

October 31, 2009

The Coombes lab got decked out for the Department of Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences annual Halloween costume contest with their version of the Fellowship of the Ring. With all 9 members of the Fellowship accounted for and some impressive homemade chain maille, the...

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