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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 Fuels from Lignocellulose”.

Dr. Dantas, with Phillip Tarr, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Microbiology, also received a five-year $1,415,418 award from the National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, entitled “Phylogenomic, Transcriptomic, Viromic, and Immuoproteomic Determinants of Necrotizing Enterocolitis”.

Dr. Dantas with Erik Dubberke, MD, MSPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases also received a one-year $149,450 award from the Centers for Disease Control entitled “Double blinded, randomized controlled Trial of Oral vancomycin versus placebo in hospitalized patients with diarrhea and stool toXin NEGative but nucleic acid amplification test positive for toxigenic Clostridium difficile (TOX NEG trial)”.

Takeshi Egawa, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology & Immunology, received a five-year $2,474,635 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Regulation of Normal and Pathogenic B Cell Proliferation by a c-Myc-initiated Transcription Factor Cascade”.

Eugene Oltz, PhD, Professor of Pathology & Immunology, received a five-year $1,804,710 subaward from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Topological Control of Antigen Receptor Loci During Lymphocyte Development ”.

Herbert Virgin, MD, PhD, Edward Mallinckrodt Professor and Chair, Pathology & Immunology, and Professor of Molecular Microbiology and of Medicine, with Doug Kwon, MD, PhD, Associate Physician, Infectious Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital, received a four-year $624,355 grant from The National Institutes of Health / National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, entitled “The Enteric Microbiome in HIV-associated Chronic Immune Activation and Cardiovascular Disease”.

 

Eynav Klechevsky, PhD, Assistant Professor in Pathology and Immunology, received a two-year $200,000 grant from the National Psoriasis Foundation, entitled “Characterizing a New Human Dendritic Cell Lineage and its Role in Psoriasis”.

Categories: Grants, Immunobiology, LGM