Robin M. Yates, BSc., BVSc.(hons), PhD., MTEM.PhD in Comparative Biomedical Sciences Cornell University, USA
BV Sc hons (Veterinary Medicine, DVM equivalent) University of Queensland, Australia
Areas of Research
The Yates lab adopts an interdisciplinary approach to cell biology of antigen presenting cells as it pertains to normal immune function and disease. The lab’s guiding philosophy is simple: be curious; discover novel cellular processes; and apply this new knowledge using animal models to better understand and manage human disease. Our curiosity-derived discoveries in macrophages and dendritic cells have been applied to viral and bacterial diseases, autoimmune disease such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, occupational respiratory disease, gastrointestinal dysfunction, and drug and vaccine technologies. The Yates lab offers a unique training environment for graduate students equipping them with perspectives that differentiate them from traditionally-trained, discipline-restricted scientists. Our graduate students and post-doctoral fellows leave the lab with an integrated training in molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry, cell biology, animal modeling, and research design. During their time in the Yates Lab they also master cutting-edge techniques in microscopy, image and cytometric analyses, molecular analyses, screening approaches, fluorometry and genetics. All former MSc and PhD graduates of the lab have continued their scientific careers in world-class laboratories around the world. For further information about the current projects within the lab please refer to the lab’s website http://www.ucalgary.ca/yateslab/ or download some of our recent publications. Curious, dedicated and talented individuals from any background who are interested in pursuing a PhD in this exciting interdisciplinary field are encouraged to contact Dr. Yates directly.
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