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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+ T Help Cell Responses”.

Jonathan Brestoff, MD, PhD, Resident in Stephen Teitlebaum’s Lab, received a two-year $60,000 grant from the Children’s Discovery Institute (CDI), entitled “The Role of Cell-to-Cell Transfer of Mitochondria in Regulation of Metabolism and Obesity”.

Marco Colonna, MD, Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Robert Rock Belliveau, M.D. Professorship in Pathology, and Professor of Medicine, received a five-year $2,611,246 grant from the National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Aging, entitled “Therapeutic Strategies for Alzheimer’s Disease Based on TREM2 Biology”.

Joseph Corbo, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Genetics, and of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, along with the Kefalov lab, Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, received a two-year $100,000 grant from the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders, entitled “Reprogramming Rod Photoreceptors to Treat Retinal Degeneration”.

Nima Mosammaparast, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology, received a four-year $792,000 grant from the American Cancer Society, entitled “Molecular Characterization of a Novel Alkylation Damage Signaling Pathway”.

Kathleen Sheehan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Director, Hybridoma Center, received a one-year $328,817 award from Jounce, entitled “Mechanism of Tnfr2 Mediate Rejection of Syngeneic Murine Sarcomas”.

GRANTS PREVIOUSLY RECEIVED BUT NOT REPORTED
Ali Ellebedy, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology, received a two-year $450,000 sub-awarded from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, entitled “NIAID Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance”.

Joseph Gaut, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Associate Division Chief, Anatomic and Molecular Pathology, received a one-year $214,009 grant from the National Institute of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, entitled “A deep learning model to improve pathologist interpretation of donor biopsies”.

NOTEWORTHY
Richard Cote, MD, Professor of Pathology and Immunology has been named head of the Department of Pathology and Immunology. He is a physician-scientist and entrepreneur specializing in cancer, Cote will begin in his new role May 1. https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/cote-named-head-of-pathology-and-immunology/

Gautam Dantas, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Biomedical Engineering, and of Molecular Microbiology, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM).

Jeffrey Gordon, MD, Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Professor of Developmental Biology and of Molecular Microbiology, has been recognized with the Frontiers of Knowledge Award from the BBVA Foundation. He is being honored for outstanding contributions to biology and biomedicine for his lab’s pioneering role in founding the field of microbiome research. https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/gordon-honored-with-frontiers-of-knowledge-award/

Steven Teitelbaum, MD, Wilma and Roswell Messing Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Professor of Medicine, and Chief, Division of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology, was awarded 2019 King Faisal International Prize in Medicine, for his work on bone biology. https://source.wustl.edu/2019/01/teitelbaum-awarded-2019-king-faisal-international-prize-in-medicine/

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