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November 2 2012

Gabriel Nunez, M.D., Paul H. DeKruif Professor, has been awarded a Grand Challenges Exploration Grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Dr. Nunez will will pursue an innovative global health and development research project designed to find new treatments for bacterial infections of the gut that sicken millions of people each year.   Dr. Nunez’s work on bacteria that invade the gut focuses on competition between the naturally occurring, or commensal, bacteria that live in the intestinal tract, and invading pathogens.

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