Over $8 million in grants awarded to faculty in Pathology & Immunology
Gaya Amarasinghe, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and of Molecular Microbiology, received a five-year $3,951,929 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Novel VP30-host Interactions that Negatively Regulate Ebola Virus Infection”.
Marco Colonna, MD, Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Robert Rock Belliveau, MD, Professorship in Pathology and Professor of Medicine, received a five-year $1,029,375 sub-award from The Jackson Laboratory, entitled “Modulation of Lung Immune Responses to Viral Infection”.
Daved Fremont, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and of Molecular Microbiology, received a one-year $76,250 grant from the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences / Clinical and Translational Research Funding Program, entitled “Genetic Profiling of the Immunologic Triggers of Molluscum Contagiosum Clearance”.
Chang Liu, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology, received a one-year $59,989.20 grant from the Barnes Jewish Health Foundation, entitled “Targeting Antigen-specific B Cells by HLA-Fc Fusion Protein for Antibody-mediated Rejection”.
Nima Mosammaparast, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology, received a three-year $600,000 grant from the Centene Corporation, entitled “Defining and Modulating ‘BRCAness’”.
Gwendalyn Randolph, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Medicine and Head, Division of Immunobiology, received a five-year $2,183,940 grant from the National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, entitled “Lymphatic Remodeling and Transport of Dietary Fats in Short Gut Syndrome”.
Dr. Randolph also received a one-year $300,000 grant from The Kenneth Rainin Foundation, entitled “Toward Identifying the Unique Pathology that Explains Ulcerative Colitis Distribution”.
Thaddeus Stappenbeck, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Immunology, and of Developmental Biology, and Co-Chief, Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine, received a one-year $200,000 grant from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, entitled “Virus-induced Alteration of Intestinal Motility as a Predisposing Factor for Inflammatory Bowel Disease”.
GRANTS PREVIOUSLY RECEIVED BUT NOT REPORTED
Mark Watson, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Director, Tissue Procurement and Multiplexed Gene Analysis Laboratories, received a two-year $466,500 grant from the Siteman Cancer Center and The Foundation for Barnes Jewish Hospital, entitled “Genomic Classification and Targeted Immunotherapy of Disseminated Tumor Cells in Breast Cancer Patients”.
Marco Colonna, MD, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. The new members were announced April 30. https://source.wustl.edu/2019/04/colonna-ley-elected-to-national-academy-of-sciences/
Gautam Dantas, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Biomedical Engineering, and of Molecular Microbiology, was interviewed by Science for the Public, WGBH Radio, about his group’s work on “Innovative Solutions to Antibiotic Resistance”. http://www.forum-network.org/lectures/innovative-solutions-antibiotic-resistance/
Brian Edelson, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology, is the recipient of a Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Award from the School of Medicine. Recognizing outstanding teaching, the Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Awards in Medical Student Education are among the highest honors School of Medicine teachers can achieve. Dr. Edelson was honored during the annual Goldstein Dinner in March.