U pathologist awarded $1M to expand research on microbiota


June Round

June Round, associate professor in microbiology and immunology at University of Utah Health and cancer researcher at Huntsman Cancer Institute, received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to expand research on influence of gastrointestinal health and the microbiota on a variety of disorders.

Round aims to understand how maintaining homeostasis of the microbiota in the gut could prevent the treatment of a myriad of diseases. Despite advances within this area, much has remained completely unexplored.

Read more about Round’s research and the W.M. Keck Foundation grant here.