Grants & Notables – November and December

$60,000 in grants awarded to faculty in Pathology & Immunology Grants Rafa Sanguinetti Czepielewski, PhD, Postdoc Research Associate in the Randolph Lab, received a one-year $60,000 grant from the Lawrence C. Pakula, MD IBD Education, and Innovation Fund, entitled “Role of Mesenteric Tertiary Lymphoid Organs in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Progression and Anti-TNF Resistance”. Noteworthy Jack […]

Grants & Notables Update: September-October 2019

Over $3 million in grants awarded to faculty in Pathology & Immunology. GRANTS Cole John Ferguson, MD, Instructor in Pathology and Immunology, received a five-year $164,015 grant from The National Institutes of Health, entitled “Ubiquitin Signaling in Epigenetic Regulation of Neuronal Development”. Chang Liu, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology, received a two-year […]

Brestoff, Theunissen recognized by NIH for innovative research

Obesity expert Jonathan R. Brestoff, MD, PhD, and regenerative medicine specialist Thorold Theunissen, PhD, both of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have received High-Risk, High-Reward Research awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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+ […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grant Updates: May and June

Over $500,000 in grants awarded to faculty in Pathology & Immunology Takeshi Egawa, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology, received a two-year $155,875 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “The Role of TH1 CD4 T Cells in Control of Viral Infection. Ali Ellebedy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pathology & Immunology, received a […]

Grant Updates: March & April 2018

Nearly $3.9 million in grants awarded to faculty in Immunobiology and Laboratory & Genomic Medicine Carey-Ann Burnham, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Pediatrics, and of Molecular Microbiology, and Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, received a five-month $10,568 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “A Cloud-Based WGS Platform for Routine Surveillance […]

Grant updates: September and October 2017

Nearly $8 million in grants awarded to faculty in Immunobiology and Laboratory & Genomic Medicine. Congratulations to all! Gautam Dantas, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology & Immunology, of Biomedical Engineering, and of Molecular Microbiology, received a three-year $1,143,750 award from the Department of Energy, entitled “Systems Engineering of Rhodococcus Opacus to Enable Production of Drop-in […]

Grant updates: July and August 2017

Multiple faculty and post-docs receive grants totaling nearly $8 million. Congratulations to all! Maxim Artyomov, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology & Immunology and of Biomedical Engineering, received a five-year $1,906,250 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Itaconate as Metabolic Regulator of Inflammation”. Takeshi Egawa, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology & Immunology, received […]

Grant updates: May and June 2017

Virgin and Fremont receive $3.5 million for their work on norovirus. An additional $570K is awarded to Amarasinghe and Ellebedy in separate grants. Gaya Amarasinghe, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology & Immunology, of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and of Molecular Microbiology, with Dr. Christopher Basler, PhD, Professor and Director, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, Georgia Research Alliance […]

Grant updates: March and April 2017

Virgin receives nearly $7 million of a total of $7.8 million in grants awarded to numerous faculty in Immunobiology and Laboratory & Genomic Medicine. Congratulations to all! Gaya Amarasinghe, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology & Immunology, of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and of Molecular Microbiology, received a one-year $122,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, […]

Grant updates: January and February 2017

Grants totaling nearly $10 million were awarded to faculty and trainees in Immunobiology, Laboratory & Genomic Medicine and Anatomic & Molecular Pathology. Congratulations to all! Kyunghee Choi, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology & Immunology, received a four-year $1,856,628 grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, entitled “Hemangioblast Development and Regulation”. Marco Colonna, MD, Professor […]

Grant updates: November and December 2016

Nima Mosammaparast, Thaddeus Stappenbeck, Joshua Swamidass, Gene Oltz and Kathleen Sheehan among awardees in November and December with grants totaling nearly $3 million. Nima Mosammaparast, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology & Immunology, received a two-year $600,000 grant from the Alvin Siteman Cancer Research Fund, entitled “Targeting Nuclear Alkylation Repair Centers for Tumor Chemosensitization”. Thaddeus Stappenbeck, MD, […]

Colonna receives $500,000 grant from the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund

The two-year grant funds work to study the biological impact of TREM locus mutations in Alzheimer’s Disease. Marco Colonna, MD is the Robert Rock Bellliveau Professor of Pathology & Immunology and Professor of Medicine.

Oltz receives $419,375 grant from NIH/NIAID

Eugene Oltz, Ph.D. received a two-year $419,375 grant from the National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, entitled “Regulation of Genome Architecture in Lymphocytes: Opposing Tether and Boundary Functions”. Dr. Oltz is Professor of Pathology & Immunology.

Randolph receives $1.2M grant from NIH/NIAID

The five-year grant funds work to study the differentiation and function of monocytes and macrophages. Gwendalyn Randolph, PhD is Professor of Pathology & Immunology, Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Immunobiology.

Stappenbeck receives $100,000 grant from the Kenneth Raining Foundation

The one-year grant funds work to study the therapeutic potential and manipulation of a novel microbial receptor that triggers autophagy. Thaddeus Stappenbeck, MD, PhD is Professor of Pathology & Immunology, Professor of Developmental Biology and Co-head of the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine.

Colonna receives multiple grants totaling $1.5M

The one-year $381,240 grant from the National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funds work to study the Inhibitory Receptors in Immunity Against Lethal Acute Virus Infection. The five-year $1,906,250 grant from the National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Aging, funds work to study TREM2 in Microglia Biology and Alzheimer’s Disease. […]

Handley receives $500,000 Microbiome Innovation Award

The three-year grant from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America funds work to study The Virome of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Scott Handley, PhD is Assistant Professor in Pathology & Immunology.

Randolph receives $3.8M grant from NIH

The five-year $3,812,500 grant from the National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases funds work to study Integrating Cell and Lipoprotein Trafficking with Vascular Biology in Human IBD. Gwendalyn Randolph, PhD is Professor of Pathology & Immunology, Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Immunobiology.

Stappenbeck receives $400,000 grant from NIH

The one-year $412,500 grant from the National Institutes of Health funds work to define Crohn’s Disease subtypes using genetics and metagenomics. Thaddeus Stappenbeck, MD, PhD is Professor of Pathology & Immunology and Co-Chief of the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine.