Cincinnati scientist awarded $1.5M by group linked to Microsoft co-founder

James Wells, a scientist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, has been awarded a $1.5 million research grant by an institute created by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

Wells has been named an Allen Distinguished Investigator, which includes an award of $500,000 annually for three years.

A developmental biologist who is chief scientific officer of the Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s, Wells was awarded the money to study a rare type of intestinal cell. Understanding more about so-called enteroendocrine cells could help develop new therapies for both malnutrition and diseases like Type 2 diabetes.

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Story excerpt provided by Cincinnati Business Courier.

Written by Barrett J. Brunsman.

Originally published November 6, 2019.

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