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Eduardo R. Cobo


I obtained my DVM from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of La Plata, Argentina. Thereafter, I undertook a residency in Animal Health and enrolled in graduate studies investigating vaccines against bovine sexually transmitted diseases at the National Institute for Agricultural Technology (Argentina).


I subsequently received an MS and a Ph.D. in Comparative Pathology at the University of California Davis, where I studied the immunopathology of trichomoniasis in bulls (with fellowships from the Fulbright Commission and Organization of American States).


My postdoctoral training included investigating cathelicidins and inhibitors of cysteine proteinases against trichomoniasis and amebiasis (University of California San Diego) and characterizing interactions between host defense peptides and mucin in the intestinal mucosa (University of Calgary).


I was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary in July 2014 and promoted to tenured Associate Professor in July 2020. My research focuses on the endogenous innate response of host defense peptides in controlling infectious diseases at the intestinal mucosa and skin.

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Associate Professor

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary


Address: HSC 1871, 3330 Hospital Dr. NW, Calgary, AB, Canada, T2N 4N1
Phone: +1 (587) 897-4499


Research & Teaching

  • Principal Investigator NSERC Discovery Grants Program (+ Accelerator Supplements)

  • Course coordinator and instructor VETM 343 Immunology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary (since 2019)

  • Adjunct and Graduate Faculty, Health Management, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada


Awards and Fellowships

  • Zoetis Award for Research Excellence (2019)

  • Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Supervision (Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary) (2018)

  • Bachelor Health of Sciences (BHSc) O’Brien Centre Research Mentor Award (University of Calgary) (2018)

  • Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions Training and Early Career Development Postgraduate Fellowship (Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary)  (2011 - 2014)

  • Fulbright Commission & Bunge y Born Foundation and Organization American States (OAS) grants for graduate studies (Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, USA) (2003 – 2005)

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