Promise of Parasites in Maizels Lab

Institute of Infection, Immunity & Inflammation researchers Professor Rick Maizels, Professor of Parasitology, and Dr Danielle Smyth, Parasitology Research Associate, have been featured in a story on the Kenneth Rainin Foundation website's health blog.

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The Kenneth Rainin Foundation, supporting research that is potentially transformative in diagnosing, treating and curing inflammatory bowel disease, is celebrating 10 years of formal grant making this year. To mark this milestone, they are sharing 10 Stories For 10 Years - a series that pays tribute to the incredible work of their grantees.

In the latest instalment, entitled “Promise of Parasites”, years of advanced collaboration between Professor Maizels and Dr Smyth is explored.

Working together in the Institute of Infection, Immunity & Inflammation’s Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology since 2016, the Maizels Lab has been supported in its aim to discover pharmacological methods for suppressing intestinal inflammation by three years of funding from the Rainin Foundation.

Read the full feature here.


First published: 6 December 2019