Botany and zoology professor receives Young Investigator Grant

Laura Wegener Parfrey, an assistant professor in the Departments of Botany and Zoology, has been awarded a Young Investigator Grant from the Human Frontiers Science Program. The $375,000 grant over three years will support research on the beneficial microorganisms that live in our gut. The study could lead to a better understanding of the role microorganisms play in developing new treatments for conditions like inflammatory bowel disease. More information here.