$6.75M Grant Funds Research on Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Investigators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine received a $6.75-million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the role of innate immunity in inflammatory bowel disease.
For years, scientists have focused their attention on the role of lymphocytes and the adaptive immune system in the case of Crohn's disease. This grant supports the investigation of a new pathogenesis that was discovered by Fabio Cominelli, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and pathology at the medical school and division chief of gastrointestinal and liver disease at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. The research team includes the School of Medicine's Derek Abbott, MD, and Theresa Pizarro, PhD, and Klaus Ley, MD, of the La Jolla Institute of Allergy & Immunology in San Diego.