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New scholarship award pushes Coombes lab trainees over $1.5 million mark

MD/PhD student Alex Oberc has been awarded a $105,000 scholarship over 3-years from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. This new scholarship will help support Alex's research to uncover the microbial contributions in Crohn's disease, a devastating and life-long disease involving chronic inflammation in the gut. Alex's research is looking into how adherent-invasive E. coli participate in this inflammatory process, and to identify new potential targets for innovative therapies. Over the past 10 years I have had the honor and privilege of working with tremendously talented trainees at all stages of career development. With this new scholarship, the total value of salary awards won by C

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