Dr. Laurence Morel and Dr. Mansour Mohamadzadeh receive two new NIH R01 grants

Center for Inflammation & Mucosal Immunology

Dear Members & Friends:

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Laurence Morel (Department of Pathology, Immunology & Laboratory Medicine) and Dr. Mansour Mohamadzadeh (Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition) for receiving two NIH R01 grants! The funding awarded by these grants totals at over $6 million, and will allow these two collaborators to continue advancing their cutting-edge research focused on the effects of tryptophan on lupus progression and the role of gut microbiome-associated metabolites in the regulation of intestinal epithelial cells in newborn hosts.

The center’s core mission is to help facilitate robust collaboration between the faculty members of various colleges and to support innovative research into the rapidly developing fields of gut microbiome, metabolome, and cellular & molecular mucosal immunology. The hope is that these research efforts translate into the acquisition of extramural funding, to further bolster the health of the UF research community. These success stories let us know that the center’s mission is truly bearing fruit!

Once again, congratulations to Dr. Morel and Dr. Mohamadzadeh for this exceptional accomplishment!