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Gut Check Accomplishments

  • Booth to create awareness, educate and network with scientists and physicians at 

       Anaerobe Society of the Americas scientific meetings in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018.

    • Sponsored speakers regarding C. septicum during these Meetings.

      • 2012-​ David Aronoff, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University.

      • 2014- David Aronoff, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University.

      • 2016- Michael Aldape, PhD, Boise VA Medical Center / Michael Mallozzi, PhD, University of Arizona.

      • 2018- Poster on C. septicum alpha toxin quick screen- Jim Mobley, PhD, Cayman Chemical.

  • 2017-2018: C. septicum alpha toxin ELISA quick screen- Jim Mobley, PhD, Cayman Chemical. 

       Completion estimated November 2018.

  • 2017: Booth to create awareness, educate and network with scientists and physicians at

       The Clostpath International Conference on the Molecular Biology and Pathogenesis of the Clostridia.

  • 2017- Scientific White Paper- Mike Mallozzi, PhD / Gut Check Scientific Advisor, and Andrew Clark, PhD Graduate student, University of Arizona.

  • 2017- Booth at March for Science to create public awareness of C. septicum.

  • 2016-2017- Sponsored presentations for Rare Disease Day at Banner - University Medical Center to scientists, physicians and medical students. 

  • 2016- List Labs collaborates with Gut Check to create C. septicum toxin for researchers.

  • 2015-2016- Gut Check funds study to determine which antibiotics are effective against C. septicum- Dennis Stevens, MD, PhD, and Michael Aldape, PhD, Boise VA Medical Center.

  • 2014-2016- Genome Sequencing of C. septicum- Joseph Petrosino, PhD, and Nadim Ajami, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine Houston.

  • 2014- Prevalence study of C. septicum in healthy adult stool samples- David Aronoff, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University.

  • 2014- Became a member of National Organization of Rare Disorders (NORD)- Patient Advocacy Group.

 

  • 2013-2014- Participated in Tucson Festival of Books- created public awareness and sold The Dragon That Could- a children's story to raise funds for C. septicum research.

  • 2012- Published The Dragon That Could- written by Andrew Rees and illustration by Celina Andrade. (This story was written by Andrew Rees prior to him dying from C. septicum)