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Congratulations!

Victor Garcia, PhD, T32 Mentor, was named the 2022 recipient of the International Society for Antiviral Research Diversity Speaker Award.

 

Congratulations on the recently approved grant applications!

August 2021

Adam Gracz, PhD, T32 trainee 7/1/2014-6/302016, now Assistant Professor, Medicine (Digestive Diseases), Emory University, received a R35 (R35GM142503) “Chromatin regulation of epithelial stem cell function“. Role PI 8/2021-7/2026 Congratulations Adam!

February 2021

Joseph Burclaff, PhD, T32 trainee 4/1/2018 – 3/31/2020, received a F32 award (F32DK124929) “Determining the effects of Sox9 on the cell cycle of intestinal stem cells.” 2/2021-4/2022 Congratulations Joseph!

Janelle Arthur, PhD, T32 trainee 10/1/09-9/30/11, now Assistant Professor Depart. of Microbiology & Immunology UNC-Chapel Hill and T32 mentor, received a R21 (R21AI159786)  “Novel high-throughput in vivo approach to define pathobionts driving colitis“. Role PI 2/2021-1/2023. Congratulations Janelle!

July, 2020

Aadra Bhatt, PhD, T32 trainee 1/1/16-12/31/17, now  Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Hepatology) UNC-Chapel Hill and T32 mentor, received a Career Development Award from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation “Precision medicine for inflammatory bowel diseases by modulating gut microbiota” Role: PI July 1, 2020-June 30, 2023.

Janelle Arthur, PhD, T32 trainee 10/1/09-9/30/11, now Assistant Professor Depart. of Microbiology & Immunology UNC-Chapel Hill and T32 mentor, received a R01DK124617 “Microbiota-mediated fibrotic remodeling in the inflamed intestines” Role: PI 4/2020-3/2025

Janelle also received a CGIBD P30DK034987 Pilot Feasibility Study “Molecular drivers of AIEC phenotypes” Role:  Co-PI.  7/2020-6/2021

Ajay Gulati, MD, T32 trainee 7/1/07-6/30/08, now Associate Professor Dept. of Pediatrics (GI) UNC-Chapel Hill and T32 mentor,  received a R01DK122042 “Mechanisms of gut microbiota-driven Paneth cell regulation”. Role: PI 4/2020-3/2025

Jeremy Wang, PhD, T32 trainee 6/1/16-5/30/18, now Assistant Professor Dept. of Genetics UNC-Chapel Hill, received a CGIBD P30DK034987 Pilot Feasibility Study “Full length rRNA sequencing with molecular bar coding to characterize mucosa-inherent bacteria contributing to colitis” Role: PI

Erin Steinbach, MD, PhD, current T32 trainee, received a CGIBD P30DK034987 Pilot Feasibility Project “Investigating intestinal epithelial cell barrier dysfunction in peanut allergy” Role:  PI 2020-2021.

Erin also received a PTSP Fellowship Award

Congratulations Aadra, Janelle, Ajay, Jeremy & Erin!

 

Recent publications:

October 2021

Congratulation to Elle on her recent first-authored publication – Glenny EM, et al Designing Relevant preclinical Rodent Models for Studying Links Between Nutrition, Obesity, Metabolism and CancerAnnual Review Nutrition October 2021. Congratulations Elle!

February 2021

Congratulations to Matt on his recent first-authored publication – Foley MH, et al Lactobacillus bile salt hydrolase substrate specificity governs bacterial fitness and host colonizationProc Natl Acad Sci USA February, 2021. Congratulations Matt!

January 2021

Congratulations to Josh on his recent first-authored publication – Fletcher JR, et al Clostridioides difficile exploits toxin-mediated inflammation to alter the host nutritional landscape and exclude competitors from the gut microbiota. Nature Communication January 2021. Congratulations Josh!

Congratulation to Jenny on her recent first-authored publication – Heppert JK, et al Transcriptional programmes underlying cellular identity and microbial responsiveness in the intestinal epitheliumNat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol January 2021. Congratulations Jenny!

November 2020

Congratulation to Amanda on her recent first-authored publication – Ziegler AL, et al Sparing the gut: COX-2 inhibitors herald a new era for treatment of horses with surgical colic. Equine Vet Education November, 2020. Congratulations Amanda!

July, 2020

Aadra also recently published a high-visibility, first-authored research paper – Bhatt AP, et al Targeted inhibition of gut bacterial beta glucuronidase activity enhances anti-cancer drug efficacy Proceedings National Academy of Science USA March 31, 2020. Congratulations Aadra!

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