Position: Assistant Professor
Institution: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary
Role with AMR - One Health Consortium: Principal Investigator
Dr. Eduardo R. Cobo is a NSERC emerging research leader in host innate defenses. He received a DVM from the University of La Plata, Argentina (Class Rank 1st) and did a residency in animal health, investigating vaccines against bovine sexually transmitted diseases, at the National Institute for Agricultural Technology (INTA; Argentina). He subsequently received an MS and PhD in Comparative Pathology at the University of California Davis. His 5-y postdoctoral training included investigating cathelicidins and inhibitors of cysteine proteinases against trichomoniasis and amebiasis (University of California San Diego) and interactions between host defense peptides and mucin in the intestinal mucosa (University of Calgary). In July 2014, he was appointed Assistant Professor at UCVM. Cobo has a leading research group on the study of antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory roles of host defense peptides in infectious diseases (>40 peer-reviewed publications) and his group is a pioneer in understanding innate defenses in production animals. His scientific contributions in veterinary medicine have increased sustainability of agriculture and food production, generating new knowledge for developing alternative antimicrobial and immunomodulatory therapeutics in production animals and promoted food safety and sustainability.
Key Areas of Expertise: Innate immunity, antimicrobial alternatives, infectious diseases