Bryan Coburn, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Assistant Professor

I'm an Infectious Diseases Clinician-Scientist at the University Health Network. My lab studies the role of mucosal microbiota in modulation of the immune system and susceptibility to immune/infectious complications of critical illness, solid organ transplantation, mucosally-acquired infections (HIV) and response to cancer immunotherapy.

Selected publications:

  1. Rectal and Naris Swabs: Practical and Informative Samples for Analyzing the Microbiota of Critically Ill Patients.
  2. The human microbiome.
  3. Lung microbiota across age and disease stage in cystic fibrosis.
  4. Does this adult patient with suspected bacteremia require blood cultures?
  5. Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium pathogenicity island 2 is necessary for complete virulence in a mouse model of infectious enterocolitis.