Outside of the Lab

We have a united team; we have get-together occasions outside of the lab for recreation and charity events.  The members of the Verdu Lab have been consistent supporters of the Crohns and Colitis Canada Gutsy Walk. Throughout the year we team up with other Farncombe Institute lab faculty to fund-raise and bring awareness to the foundation’s research.

This page contains recent news from the lab, and events.

VerduLab on Twitter!

The Verdu Lab now has an official twitter account! Follow for news, updates, and more!

Commentaries & Highlights

Check the latest scientific summaries here written by Dr. Heather Galipeau in Gut Microbiota for Health, a website dedicated to spreading the knowledge about gut microbiota in health and disease!

Access the latest highlights related to celiac disease written by SSCD members and Verdu Lab members here. (Become a member of SSCD to view educational resources)


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Farncombe Team at the Gluten-free Expo!

On April 3rd, 2022, the research team from the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute, McMaster University participated in the Gluten-Free Goodness Expo organized at the Ancaster Fairgrounds. The Farncombe team consisted of post-doctoral, doctoral...

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Recent Awards for VerduLab Students!

Congratulations to Utkarshini and Mahnoor! Utkarshini Kirtikar is the recipient of a Farncombe PhD Studentship award, with Mahnoor Shahab receiving a Farncombe Studentship. We can't wait to see what impressive work they have in store!

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Congratulations Kyle on your Numerous Awards!

Big Congratulations to Kyle who has been awarded the The Robert B. Anderson Memorial Prize for Leadership and Excellence by the Department of Chemical Engineering. This prize has been established in memory of Robert B. Anderson, Professor from 1965 to 1987, to...

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Happy *International Celiac Day*

Read the article here!We're a little late to the party, but still happy to celebrate International Celiac Day! It is important to remember that on every other day, celiac disease won't stop, and neither will the research into finding a cure!

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Elena and Mike on the CCC News!

The Verdu lab was featured in a Crohn's and Colitis Canada news article! "In a new study funded by Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, researchers have for the first time uncovered bacterial changes in the gut that precede the development of ulcerative colitis. These...

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Well Done Josie!

Congratulations to Dr. Josie Libertucci on winning a CIHR Post-doctoral fellowship award in partnership with the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. Josie will work on an exciting project in collaboration with the IMAGINE network on the role of proteolytic...

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