Happy holidays! We’re thrilled to have been awarded a University of Windsor Faculty of Science Undergraduate Research Incentive Fund (URIF), which will help us with an undergraduate project already underway.

We previously reported having been awarded an Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) grant, which is currently funding an undergraduate-driven research project, Development of a gut-friendly probiotic towards the treatment of insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome — a project exploring human-compatible Lactobacillus strains to be used in the biotransformation and enrichment of insulin-sensitizing natural products. Our new URIF will add $300 for the purchase of anaerobic sachets, needed to grow microbial strains which thrive in aerobic or microaerophilic environments.

Thank you to the Faculty of Science for the approval!

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