Professor Michael Grimm

Professor Michael Grimm

Clinical Associate Dean

MB, BS (Hons), University of Sydney

PhD, Australian National University

FRACP, Royal Australasian College of Physicians

FGESA, Gastroenterological Society of Australia

Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

Professor Michael Grimm is the Clinical Associate Dean, and Head of the St George and Sutherland Clinical School.
Research Interests                        
Prof Grimm supervises a number of research projects in the Department of Gastroenterology, St George and Sutherland Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health. The research areas include: immunopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases; novel therapeutic strategies in inflammatory bowel diseases; mucosal immunity and lymphocyte trafficking; regulatory T lymphocytes and other mechanisms controlling gastrointestinal immunity; the role of the appendix in gut immunity and IBD; clinical, psychological, physiological and microbial predictors of IBD relapse.
Broad Research Areas
Gastrointestinal Diseases; Immunology; Inflammation
Specific Research Keywords
Gastroenterology; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Chemokines; Cytokines
Thesis topics for current UNSW Medicine postgraduate research students
Role of leucocyte trafficking in modulating intestinal immunity and inflammation
Mechanisms of intestinal immune regulation in the intestine; Psychological factors, gut microbial composition, and inflammation in the inflammatory bowel diseases.

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1993 Gastroenterological Society of Australia Young Investigator Award

1996 Fenner Medal for outstanding PhD thesis, John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU

1996 Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship

2001 UNSW Vice Chancellor’s Teaching and Research Award

2008 UNSW Faculty of Medicine Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

2017 Outstanding Clinician Award, Gastroenterological Society of Australia