CoheniCubed’s next Seminar Series event is scheduled for this Friday, April 26 at 12:00 p.m. The seminar will feature University of Rhode Island Professor Dr. Paul Cohen. Dr. Cohen’s lecture is titled “The Lives of Commensal and Pathogenic (O157:H7) E. coli in the Mouse Intestine.” The seminar will be held in the iCubed offices located at 80 Washington Street, Room 302F, in Providence.

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 the seminar, please contact Patrick Lowney at plowney.uri@gmail.com or (401) 277-5408.