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Nicole Kayrala – Research Assistant

Nicole Kayrala joined the Croitoru lab as a Research Assistant. She is primarily working on the GEM (Genetics Environment and Microbiology) project. The GEM project is an international research study that aims to determine possible causes for Crohn’s Disease. Additionally, she is assisting in recruitment and specimen collection for the IMAGINE project. Assisting in determining the health outcomes for those with IBD is important to her because Canadians experience the highest rates of IBD in the world, affecting 1 in 150 Canadians. She is passionate about creating better health outcomes for those whose lives are riddled with uncertainty and perturbed by ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. In 2021, she earned an Honours BSc in Biomedical science, minoring in neuroscience from the University of Ottawa