MB, BS (Hons), University of Sydney
PhD, Australian National University
FRACP, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
FGESA, Gastroenterological Society of Australia
Professor Michael Grimm is the Clinical Associate Dean, and Head of the St George and Sutherland Clinical School.
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.
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