Over $800,000 in grants awarded to faculty in Pathology & Immunology.
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For malnourished children, new therapeutic food boosts gut microbes, healthy development (Links to an external site)
A new type of therapeutic food, specifically designed to repair the gut microbiomes of malnourished children, is superior to standard therapy in an initial clinical trial conducted in Bangladesh.
Residents Receive Awards at Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists Meeting
Eight trainees were awarded the Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award, including Adam Bailey and Jonathan Brestoff who were recognized for their outstanding presentations.
Awardees Announced for Trainee Research Day 2019
The Department of Pathology & Immunology hosted its annual Trainee Research Day which celebrates research by residents and clinical fellows. It featured presentations both oral and poster from trainees.
Grants & Notables Update: March and April 2019
Over $8 million in grants were awarded to faculty in Pathology & Immunology.
Flaw in many home pregnancy tests can return false negative results (Links to an external site)
Each year, women in the U.S. rely on some 20 million home pregnancy tests to learn potentially life-altering news.
Colonna, Ley elected to National Academy of Sciences
Two physician-scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are among the 100 new members and 25 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Sciences this year.
Grants & Notables Update: January and February 2019
Almost $7 million in grants awarded to faculty in Pathology & Immunology Paul Allen, PhD, Robert L. Kroc Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Interim Division Chief, Immunobiology, received five-year $2,349,441grant from The National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, entitled “Strength of TCR:self-pMHC Interactions in the Periphery Instructs CD4+ […]
Probiotic bacteria evolve inside mice’s GI tracts
Probiotics – which are living bacteria taken to promote digestive health – can evolve once inside the body and have the potential to become less effective and sometimes even harmful, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Trailblazer Award Brings Washington Univeristy Faculty Together
Eynav Klechevsky, assistant professor of pathology and immunology and Amit Pathak assistant professor of mechanical engineering & material science in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University were awarded a three-year, $610,000 Trailblazer Award, from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. This award provides funding to continue their […]
Grant Updates and Notables – September & October 2018
Close to $9 million in grants awarded to faculty in Pathology & Immunology Gautam Dantas, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Biomedical Engineering, and of Molecular Microbiology, received a one-year $486,849 contract from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) entitled “Impact of Early Life Antibiotic Treatment in Preterm Infants on Subsequent MDRO Colonization […]
$3.5 Million Grant Awarded to Dr. Gautam Dantas and Dr. Thaddeus Stappenbeck
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $3.5 million grant to study how live bacteria can be used for drug delivery to Gautam Dantas, professor of pathology and immunology, and Thaddeus Stappenbeck, the Conan Professor of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine, both at the School of Medicine, and Tae Seok Moon, associate […]
Cordell Institute signs ‘Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace’
Washington University in St. Louis’ newly launched Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law has signed on as one of the early signatories of French President Emmanuel Macron’s “Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace,” announced Nov. 12 as part of the peace forum commemorating 100 years since the ending of World War I.
Link between autoimmune, heart disease explained in mice
People with autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease, even though none of these conditions seem to target the cardiovascular system directly. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis believe they have begun to understand the link between the two.
Grant Updates: July and August
Over $7 million in grants awarded to faculty in Pathology & Immunology Gautam Dantas, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Biomedical Engineering, and of Molecular Microbiology, received a five-year $3,484,069 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Tunable Therapeutic Modulation of the Gut Microbiome by Engineered Probiotics”. Paul Li-Hao Huang, PhD, Instructor in […]
Viruses in blood lead to digestive problems
While studying viruses best known for infecting the brain, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis stumbled upon clues to a conundrum involving a completely different part of the anatomy: the bowel, and why some people possibly develop digestive problems seemingly out of the blue.
Genetic testing helps predict disease recurrence in myelodysplastic syndrome
A DNA-based analysis of blood cells soon after a stem cell transplant can predict likelihood of disease recurrence in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a group of cancerous disorders characterized by dysfunctional blood cells, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Such a practice could help doctors identify patients […]
Gordon receives Luminary Award
Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received a 2018 Luminary Award from the Precision Medicine World Conference. He is being honored for his pioneering work in founding the field of gut microbiome research and for fundamentally altering the understanding of the origins of human health and disease, especially as […]
Featured Colleague: Stephen Roper, PhD
Stephen Roper joined Washington University as Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Assistant Director, Pediatric Laboratory Services in the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine in August, 2017. He is NRCC (National Registry Certified Chemists) certified in Clinical Chemistry. Dr. Roper obtained his BS and MS at Texas Tech University and his PhD at […]
Gordon receives British Royal Society’s highest honor
Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the 2018 Copley Medal from the Royal Society in Britain. He is being honored for his studies of human gut microbial communities, which have led to a fundamental shift in the way scientists understand the relationship between microbes, health and […]