Tufts engineer honored with NIH New Innovator Award for research on gut microbiome and metabolic disorders

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Massachusetts (Oct. 4, 2016) – Nikhil U. Nair, Ph.D., of Tufts University School of Engineering, has been honored with the 2016 National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award for his work on engineering naturally-occurring, safe, gut bacteria to treat inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs), a relatively poorly-studied family of debilitating genetic disorders that affect patients from birth.