Gut Check: Grants Awarded for Gastrointestinal Disorders Research

Two North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine professors have been awarded research grants from the Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease (CGIBD).

Casey M. Theriot, an assistant professor of infectious disease in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, and Laurianne Van Landeghem, an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, are two of five recipients of the grants awarded yearly by CGIBD, a joint program at NC State and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The competitive CGIBD grant program funds researchers pursuing innovative research on digestive diseases. Dr. Theriot will study altering stomach bile acid to stop growth of a bacterium that causes infection. The research aims to identify bacterial strains that could treat and prevent certain gastrointestinal disorders.

For more information about the grant program, go to www.med.unc.edu/cgibd/pilot-feasibility.