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Many congratulations to Prof Alison Simmons, who has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award.

Alison Simmons is a Professor of Gastroenterology in NDM and the MRC Human Immunology Unit, and was recently elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The Simmons lab works on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), a debilitating condition that affects more than 300,000 people in the UK. In IBD, the protective barrier that separates gut luminal microbes from the mucosal immune system is disrupted, leading to inflammation.

More information on the two new Wellcome Awards can be found on the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine website

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