Eduardo Cobo

Associate Professor (Cattle Health)

Production Animal Health

Associate Member

Cattle Health Research Group

Full Member

Infection Biology Research Group


Contact information


Web presence

Cobo Lab


Office : HSC1871

Preferred method of communication

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Faculty/Admin Assistant

Name:Natasha Reed

Phone:+1 (403) 220-4297

Research and teaching

Research Interests

  • Innate epithelial defenses

Research / Scholarly Activities

Research in my laboratory is directed towards elucidating epithelial defensive mechanisms and their involvement in preventing harmful inflammatory responses and controlling infections. I am particularly interested in host defense peptides (HDPs) secreted by neutrophils and epithelial cells, particularly cathelicidins, which are abundantly expressed in mammalians. My aim is to study the role of HDPs in the pathogenesis of disease to decode how the innate system avoids damaging inflammation associated with pathogen persistence. This deeper understanding of the biology of HDPs in the intestine, skin and mammary gland is helpful to develop more effective alternative natural therapeutics against disease.