About Amber Hann

Amber Hann is a PhD student (Medical Sciences) in the Verdu lab at McMaster University. She is currently investigating dietary drivers if microbial proteolytic activity in inflammatory bowel disease using patient samples and preclinical animal models.

Study identifies a role for bacterial proteases in Crohn’s disease

26 Jun 2023

by Amber Hann, Heather Galipeau

Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic remitting and relapsing condition that causes severe inflammation of the intestines and disabling bowel symptoms. It affects millions of lives globally, and although alterations in the gut microbiome have been associated with IBD, precise mechanisms remain incompletely understood. New research from McMaster University now implicates bacterial proteases in Crohn’s disease.