In the December 2016 Nature Outlook article entitled "Reseeding the Gut" Dr. Alexander Khoruts discusses how gut microbiota likely plays important roles in inflammatory bowel disease and how implanting an entire microbial community from a healthy donor into a sick patient, is emerging as a spectacularly successful treatment for Clostridium difficile infection that cannot be cleared with any other standard therapies like antibiotics. 


The annual Dean’s Distinguished Research Lectureship honors up to two outstanding faculty members who are selected to share their research stories which detail the state of the science when they entered the field, changes that emerged due to their work, and plans or predictions for the future of medicine and basic science research. This year Dr. Kristin Hogquist and Dr. Bruce Blazar were honored in a ceremony that was held on Monday November 7th.


Creative solutions to everyday problems and cutting-edge science has been rewarded as Dr. David Masopust has been named to the inaugural class of Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Faculty Scholars.

In the April 20, 2016 issue of Nature, the Masopust and Jameson labs show evidence of how laboratory rodents can skew immunology research but that "dirty mice" can clean up the results.

MICaB PhD student Shirdi Schmiel won 2nd place for her presentation: "Adenosine: Targeting the Enemy From Within" made at the 3 Minute Thesis Competition during the 9th annual Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs Research Recognition Day on May 26, 2016.


The July 15, 2016 issue of The New York Times features work being done by Dr. Alexander Khoruts, Medical Director of the University of Minnesota Microbiota Therapeutics Program and CFI member. The article talks about the use of fecal transplants, and how the procedure has proved remarkably effective against potentially fatal infections of bacteria known as Clostridium difficile



Bryce Binstadt, MD, PhD, has received a Pilot Grant award from the Rheumatology Research Foundation for his research project titled “Targeting inflammatory joint pain with ultra-potent analgesics.”


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Congratulations to Javed Mohammed, his paper on the role of stromal cells in controlling residence of immune cells in epidermis has been published in the April Issue of Nature Immunology.

med school honor

Several CFI graduate students were honored at the 2016 Medical School Honors and Awards Ceremony, which took place on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.  This annual event recognizes students, residents, fellows, and faculty who are outstanding in their endeavors at the University of Minnesota Medical School.


Congratulations to Dr. Brian Fife for the feature on his diabetes research in the Spring 2016 University of Minnesota Foundation Newsletter!   

Click here to read the story by Suzy Frisch and to find out how you can contribute to the fight against Type 1 Diabetes.