Brian Coombes, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences

(905) 525-9140 x 22454

Health Sciences Centre (HSC) 4N59 

McMaster University

The Coombes Lab Website


Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Infectious Disease Pathogenesis

Research Interests

The Coombes lab develops pre-clinical infection models to study the efficacy of novel antibiotics, chemical combinations, and antibiotic adjuvants discovered in high-throughput screening. They are also addressing the antimicrobial resistance crisis by looking at ways to enhance the effectiveness of innate immunity, and by understanding host-pathogen interactions that dictate infection outcome.

2019 The David Braley Centre for Antibiotic Discovery at McMaster University