ASU’s Biodesign Institute blazes new research trails
Advances in protecting and restoring human health have been aided over recent years by research based in ASU’s Biodesign Institute. Now it is attracting even more funding to pursue solutions related to digestive proteins in the human gut, toxic exposure to fungi during childhood and long-term vaccine effectiveness. Some of the new work involves research lead by Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, part of the Fulton Schools. She directs the newly established Biodesign Center for Health Through Microbiomes and now has a new grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to further explore the effects of toxins on childhood growth.