New NIH award

As part of a group of investigators, we have received an award to develop mathematical models of the gastric mucus layer and use them to understand bacterial infection in the stomach as well as gastric organoids, spherical reconstructions of gastric tissue that can be used to study gastric function and disease.  Besides our group, the team consists of Aaron Folgelson (PI), James Keener, and Owen Lewis in U Utah Mathematics, Jian Du at the Florida Institute of Technology, Rama Bansil at Boston University, and James Wilking and Diane Bimczok at Montana State University.   [Modeling Gastric Mucus Layer Physiology, NIH 1R01GM131408-01]