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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 of Pathology & Immunology, Robert Rock Belliveau, MD Professorship in Pathology, and Professor of Medicine, with Gary Weisman, PhD, Curators’ Distinguished Professor, Biochemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia, received a five-year $3,684,816 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “The role of TGFbeta in Development and Function of Salivary Gland Innate Lymphoid Cells”.

Eynav Klechevsky, PhD, Assistant Professor in Pathology & Immunology, received a two-year $921,297 grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., entitled “Examining Dendritic Cells Involved in Psoriatic Autoimmune Tolerance and Inflammation”.

Nima Mosammaparast, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology & Immunology, and Hani Zaher, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, received a two-year $477,775 grant from the Siteman Investment Program, entitled “RNA as a Target of Alkylation Chemotherapy in Cancer”.

Bijal Parikh, MD, PhD, Instructor in Pathology & Immunology, received a one-year $168,709 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Mechanisms of the Natural Killer Cell Antiviral Effector”.

Thaddeus Stappenbeck, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology & Immunology, of Developmental Biology, and Co-Chief, Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine, received a three-year $1,083,388.50 grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, entitled “Investigation of Intestinal Epithelial Healing Mechanisms Linked to Ileal Crohn’s Disease”.

Steven Teitelbaum, MD, Messing Professor of Pathology & Immunology, Professor of Medicine, and Chief, Division of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology, received a two-year $237,450 grant from Barnes Jewish Hospital Foundation, Siteman, entitled “Fatty Liver Promotes Hepatic Breast Cancer Metastasis”.

Jesse Williams, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, (Mentor — Gwendalyn Randolph, PhD, Professor of Pathology & Immunology, of Medicine, and Head, Division of Immunobiology) received a two-year $106,350 grant from the American Heart Association Fellowship, entitled “Tissue-resident Aortic Intimal Macrophages Contribute to Early Atherosclerotic Lesion Initiation and Progression”.

Melanie Yarbrough, PhD, Senior Clinical Microbiology Fellow, Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine, Department of Pathology & Immunology, received a one-year $10,000 award from the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS) Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Grant, entitled Characterizing the Urobiome of Men Who Have Sex with Men Using Enhanced Culture-Based Methods”.

Craig Wilen, MD, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate (Lab of Herbert Virgin IV, MD, PhD, Edward Mallinckrodt Professor and Chair, Pathology & Immunology, Professor of Molecular Microbiology, and of Medicine), received a five-year $942,020 grant from the National Institutes of Health Clinical Investigator Award, entitled “Role of Virus-receptor Interactions in Determining Norovirus Tropism and Pathogenesis in Vivo”.

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