CohenUniversity of Rhode Island Professor Paul Cohen will be the guest lecturer for iCubed’s next Seminar Series event scheduled for February 8, 2013. Dr. Cohen’s lecture is titled “The Lives of Commensal and Pathogenic (O157:H7) E. coli in the Mouse Intestine.” The seminar is scheduled for 12pm in the iCubed offices.

Dr. Cohen’s research involves microbial genetics, the molecular basis of the abilities of enteric bacteria to colonize the mammalian large intestine and the molecular basis of bacterial pathogenesis. His¬†laboratory focuses on bacterial genes involved in the abilities of both pathogenic and non-pathogenic Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium to colonize and/or cause intestinal disease. The goals of Dr. Cohen’s laboratory are to make effective bacterial vaccines (e.g. E. coli and S. typhimurium) and to construct commensal E. coli strains that can prevent E. coli pathogens (e.g. O157:H7 strains) from colonizing.

For more information on iCubed’s Seminar Series, please contact Patrick Lowney at plowney.uri@gmail.com or (401) 277-5408.