Robin Yates


Comparative Biology and Experimental Medicine, Veterinary Medicine


Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cumming School of Medicine

Dean and Vice Provost

Graduate Studies

Full Member

Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

BSc., BVSc.(hons), PhD., MTEM

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Humaira Waqar

Neil McKenna,

Research and teaching


The Yates lab focuses its research on the lumenal microenvironment within phagosomes in macrophages and dendritic cells. By utilizing techniques in fluorometry, microscopy and molecular biology the group can monitor chemistries within this microenvironment; explore relationships between phagosomal chemistries and dissect pathways that alter phagosomal function. Since phagosomes play key roles in numerous physiologies and pathologies, this work has the potential to impact a diverse array of biomedical fields from infectious disease to autoimmunity.