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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 Pathology and Immunology, received a three-year $231,000 grant from the American Heart Association, entitled “Lymphatic Transport and Mononuclear Phagocytes in Inflammatory Diseases”.

Nima Mosammaparast, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology, received a five-year $1,795,687 grant from the National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health, entitled “A Signaling Pathway Specific for Alkylation Damage”.

Eugene Oltz, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Immunology, and Marco Colonna, MD, Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Robert Rock Beliveau, M.D. Professorship in Pathology, and Professor of Medicine, received a one-year $654,900 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Cis-regulatory Circuits for ILC Function and Plasticity”.

GRANTS PREVIOUSLY RECEIVED BUT NOT REPORTED
Dr. Dantas also received a three-year $54,900 sub-award from San Jose State University entitled “Novel Antibacterial Peptides Against Staphylococcus Aureus Via Nano-Culture Functional Metagenomics”.

Daisy Leung, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, received a five-year $1,552,500 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled, “Mechanisms of Actin Cytoskeleton Modulation by Pneumoviruses”.

NOTEWORTHY
Jeffrey Gordon, M.D., Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Professor of Developmental Biology and of Medicine, and Director, Center for Genome Sciences, 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 they relate to nutrition.

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