An imbalance of gut bacteria is a contributor to IBD-related inflammation. Specifically, the Sorbara Lab will look at one family of bacteria and the fatty acids it creates that are abundant in a healthy gut but lower in IBD patients. The aim is to determine how this family of bacteria is linked to immune responses including live studies on mice. The ultimate goal is to continue on the path of developing treatments based on biological products that contain live organisms, such as bacteria..
The Unviersity of Guelph's iGEM team won a silver medal in the overgrad category at the iGEM 2023 Grand Jamboree at the Paris Expo this month.
Title: Project BloomBiota: Combatting vitamin B12 Deficiency with probiotic-expressed gastric intrinsic factor
Congratulations MCB Grads!
Dr. Priyanka Pundir, assistant professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, has been awarded $79,700 from the J.P. Bickell Foundation to pursue research on chronic wounds, a global health concern impacting millions of people, especially elderly and diabetic populations. READ MORE HERE
Four emerging scholars have been offered Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships at U of G. Named for Dr. Frederick Banting, the Canadian medical scientist and Nobel laureate who helped discover insulin, these awards are the Government of Canada’s most prestigious post-doctoral fellowships, valued at $70,000 annually for two years.
Seven University of Guelph researchers have received the 2023 U of G Research Excellence Awards. MCB's Dr. Geddes-McAlister was one of them!
These awards celebrate the research, training and knowledge mobilization achievements of recently tenured faculty members and help to raise their profile among external funding agencies. The $5,000 awards are sponsored by the Office of Research and the Office of the Provost.
A new study by researchers from University of Guelph’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology provides a new perspective on bipolar disorder, a poorly understood and under-researched mental health disorder affecting about 1-2 per cent of Canadians, or about 400,000 people.