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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 and Infection”.

Dr. Dantas received a three-year $1,458,788 grant from the Department of Defense (DOD) entitled “Dynamics of Gut Microbiota-pathogen Interactions and Acquisition of Antibiotic Resistance During Travel to High Infectious Burden Regions”.

Dr. Dantas received a four-year $1,936,201 grant from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) entitled “Occupational Exposure and Health Risk from Dairy Microbiome and Resistome to Dairy Farm Workers”.

Brian Edelson, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology, received a five-year $2,963,055 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Regulation of Immune Responses to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection”.

Ali Ellebedy, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology, received a one-year $75,000, from the Washington University Mucosal Immunology Studies Team (MIST) program, that is funded by the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Defining the Phenotype and Functional Capacity of Influenza Virus Infection Induced Mucosal B Cell”.

Jack H. Ladenson, PhD, Oree M. Carroll and Lillian B. Ladenson Professor of Clinical Chemistry in Pathology and Immunology, Professor of Medicine, and Co-Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry, received a four-year $103,800 grant from the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation, entitled “Optimizing Cardiac Troponin I Antibody Sources for Their Use in High Sensitivity Immunoassays.”

Daniel Murphy, PhD, Postdoc Research Scholar in Neuropathology, received a two-year $120,423 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Elucidating the Cis-regulatory Architecture of Retinal”.

Emil Unanue, MD, Paul and Ellen Lacy Professor of Pathology and Immunology, received a four-year $1,708,011 grant from the National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, entitled “Identification of Relevant Peptides Involved in the Initiation and Progression of Autoimmune Diabetes”.

NOTEWORTHY
Dr. Ladenson also was the recipient of the Second Century Award 2018 at a ceremony held on Friday, September 21, 2018.  The 2nd Century Awards recognize those whose long-term commitment and participation have truly made a difference enabling Washington University School of Medicine to enter its second century with both strength and confidence.

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