Professor Christian Jobin University of Florida, Gainesville United States of America
Professor Christian Jobin 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 the functional impact of bacteria in inflammation and carcinogenesis and deciphering mechanism of action. Using genetically engineered mice and zebrafish, germ-free and gnotobiotic technology in combination with microbial genomics, his lab studies the role of bacteria in cancer. His laboratory showed the key role of genotoxic microbial gene cluster in carcinogenesis. He has published over 160 scientific papers (Science, Nature, Nat. Comm., Nat. Micro., Immunity, J. Exp. Med., Gastroenterology) and presented his work at various national and international scientific meetings (over 190 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). He is the co-leader of the Cancer Therapeutics Host Response research program at the University of Florida Health Cancer Center.