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On this site, you will find information about the Cobb lab, including our research, the people that make it happen, and the information about the technologies and approaches we employ.

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Dr. Cobb was honored with a grant from The Hartwell Foundation for his research on asthma. The Primary Mission of the Hartwell Foundation is to grant awards to individuals for innovative and cutting-edge biomedical applied research that will potentially benefit children. The individuals and children should be citizens of the United States. The general aim is to provide funds for early stage research projects that have not yet qualified for funding from traditional sources. Please visit the Hartwell Foundation website for more information about their mission and supported research.

Dr. Cobb received a grant from the Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience. These funds were awarded to explore the link between inflammation and the glycome, with a particular emphasis upon sialylation. Please visit the Mizutani Foundation website for more information about their mission and support research.

Items of interest:

Dr. Cobb is the Director of the Immunology PhD Program (ITP) at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. This program is designed for rigorous training in all immunology and host defense-related fields, and boasts a wide array of research possibilities for incoming students. The program is housed within the Department of Pathology, but is also highly integrated with the CWRU Center for AIDS ResearchUniversity Hospitals Division of Infectious Disease, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Department of Immunology, and several other departments and centers across the CWRU, CCF, and UH campuses. More information is provided at the ITP website. Feel free to contact Dr. Cobb (brian.cobb@case.edu) if you have any questions about the program.

Dr. Cobb is a steering committee member of the Consortium for Functional Glycomics (CFG) and Sub-Group leader for "Glycans in Immune Recognition and Function". The CFG has developed database, reagent resources, and glycan-binding array technologies that are available to the broad research community. Check out the CFG website for more information.

Dr. Cobb is a founding member of the newly created Education Committee at the Society for Glycobiology (SFG). In that context, Dr. Cobb has been one of the lecturers in the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Advanced Course in Immunology, discussing the growing field of Glycoimmunology in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and most recently 2017.

Dr. Cobb was the lead organizer for the first ever Keystone Symposia conference on Glycoimmunology entitled "New Frontiers at the Interface of Immunity and Glycobiology" in 2011. The meeting was held at the breathtakingly beautiful Lake Louise Canada and included many well known and outstanding investigators in the fields of immunology and glycobiology.

On the heels of this meeting, Dr. Cobb along with his colleagues Gabriel Rabinovich and Yvette van Kooyk served as guest co-editors for a special edition of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences on glycoimmunology. This collection of reviews is one of the most comprehensive available on the role of glycans and their binding partners in immunity, and we invite everyone interested in this topic to click on the cover art below to read this issue.

We thank the following granting agencies/programs for our past and current funding: