University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Rubin, Joseph

Assistant Professor
Veterinary Microbiology
Office Location: WCVM 2613
Phone: 306-966-7246
Fax: 306-966-7244
Email: joseph.rubin@usask.ca


Academic Credentials


Research Interests

Dr. Rubin's research focuses on the theme of antimicrobial resistance.  Before the introduction of penicillin as a drug in the early 1940's physicians were largely powerless to bacterial infections; antibiotics were arguably the most important advance in medicine of the 20th century.  Unfortunately, the extraordinary ability of bacteria to adapt led to the emergence of antibiotic resistance.  Resistant organisms, commonly called 'superbugs', are increasingly encountered in both human and veterinary medicine and are threatening the ability of physicians and veterinarians to treat their patients.  Many of these bacteria are well adapted to a wide variety of hosts, and easily transmit between humans and animals making antibiotic resistance a problem for both human and veterinary medicine.

Dr. Rubin's research spans the following topics:

Joining the Rubin Lab

Interested in microbiology or infectious disease research?  Prospective undergraduate or graduate students are encouraged to contact Dr. Rubin by e-mail and include a c.v. and statement of research interests and goals. 


Publications

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