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The Inflammation Research Network (IRN) is a group of basic and clinical investigators located at the University of Calgary.

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UCalgary study points to potential new treatment for inflammatory bowel diseases

Research led by Simon Hirota details natural repair process in the human gut...

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In the News: The Physiologist Magazine

Renaissance Researcher - Simon Hirota, PhD, enjoys exploring a wide mix of interests—both in and out of his lab.

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Dr. Nathan Peters appointed department head, Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases

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Dr. Derek McKay is the 2020 recipient of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology's (CAG) Distinguished Service Award.

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