The College of Science Research and Innovation Seed (SciRIS) Program,  has funded a proposal “Accelerating Neuroactive Microbial Compounds Discovery with Gut-Brain Chip Technology” for an award of $125,000.  This is a collaboration between Biochemistry & Biophysics (Dr. Kenton Hokanson), Biomedical Sciences (Drs. Kathy Magnusson, Pat Chappell), Microbiology (Dr. Maude David, Dr. Kenton Hokanson) and the NeuroBiome Company (Drs. David, Hokanson and Dr. T. Vogel, U. of Lyons, France).