Concurrent Speaker :
Christian Jobin, PhD

University of Florida

Christian Jobin, PhD is the Gatorade Trust Professor of Medicine at the University of Florida Gainesville. He received his PhD in Immunology/Microbiology from Université Laval (Quebec, Canada) in 1994. He did a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill working on bacteria host interaction in the intestine. Dr. Jobin’s research focuses on establishing mechanisms controlling host-bacteria interaction in the intestine. His laboratory is especially interested in the functional impact of bacteria in inflammation and carcinogenesis. Using genetically engineered mice and zebrafish, germ-free and gnotobiotic technology in combinat ion with microbial genomics, his lab studies the role of bacteria in cancer. He has published over 150 scientific papers (Science, Nature, Nat. Comm., Nat. Micro., Immunity, J. Exp. Med., Gastroenterology) and presented his work at various national and international scientific meetings (>150 conferences). His research, supported by the National Institute of Health has led to numerous awards and honours (Mucosal Immunology Society Award, American Gastroenterological Association Fiterman Young Investigator Basic Research Award, UF Senior Faculty Excellence in Research Award). Dr. Jobin has served on several study sections including American Cancer Society, CCFA Fellowship and Career Awards, NIH tumor microenvironment and he is currently serving on the Gastrointestinal Mucosal Pathobiology study section (GMPB-permanent member).


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