Thaher Pelaseyed receives funding from the Wenner-Gren foundations


Thaher Pelaseyed has received funding from the Wenner-Gren Foundations for his research on the role of transmembrane mucin in the human intestine.

- I am extremely pleased that the Wenner-Gren Foundations have decided to continue supporting my work. The Foundations funded my postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University, which was very productive, says Thaher Pelaseyed.

- The support from the Wenner-Gren Foundations is crucial for my research aiming at elucidating the fundamental function of transmembrane mucins in the human intestines. We have good evidence that these complex glycoproteins are involved in signaling pathways that mediate crosstalk between intestinal epithelial cells and luminal bacteria. Understanding this crosstalk could help us identify the mechanism behind chronic inflammatory diseases in the gut.

The support from Wenner-Gren Foundation consists of a 2 year Research Fellow position, a generous starting grant and the opportunity to expand the research group with an international postdoc.