Arizona State University

City: Tempe

Amount: $200000

Award Date: 2018

Duration: 24 months

Program Area: Bioscience

Partnership with Mayo Clinic Arizona to establish an Arizona-based infrastructure to collect biobank samples from patients to support research that can improve clinical practice, with initial samples collected to be used in a pilot study performed to understand the role of the microbiome—i.e., all bacteria and viruses in a human body—in the development of pouchitis in inflammatory bowel disease. This grant is awarded under the Flinn Foundation Translational Research in Precision Medicine Seed Grant Initiative to support research collaborations between basic scientists and clinical researchers.