U pathologist awarded $1M to expand research on microbiota

June Round received the grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.

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.