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CIHR Awards $5.8M Foundation Grant to Dr. Brett Finlay for His Research on Microbes in Health And Disease

By August 1, 2018No Comments

Dr. B. Brett Finlay, the Peter Wall Distinguished Professor in the Michael Smith Laboratories, and the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology and Immunology, received $5.8 million over seven years in grant funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to support his research on host microbe interactions in health and disease

The work done in the Finlay Lab has significant potential to impact intestinal infections, asthma and allergies, malnutrition, and degenerative brain diseases.

“We have known for a while now that a subset of microbes cause infectious diseases,” Finlay said. “However, there is now a growing appreciation of the critical role they play in health and chronic diseases. This new development opens up powerful opportunities to find new ways of treating diseases and improving health outcomes. We are very grateful to CIHR for this award and are excited to spend the next seven years studying host-microbe interactions in health and disease.”