Immunobiology LGM Noteworthy

Klein and Qavi receive LEAP Inventor Challenge awards

Two projects from Pathology & Immunology were selected this year to receive funding though the Leadership in Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program (LEAP). They include:

Targeting type III interferon for the treatment of multiple sclerosis

This project is a potential new biomarker of progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) that, when targeted, can prevent axonal injury and disease progression from autoimmune attack of the brain and spinal cord in an animal model of MS.

Management: Robyn S. Klein, MD, PhD, Vice Provost; Associate Dean for Graduate Education; Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences; Director, Center for Neuroimmunology & Neuroinfectious Diseases; Professor of Medicine, Pathology & Immunology, Neuroscience

Re-inventing Arterial Blood Gas Measurements

This project is a new medical device that performs laboratory tests without needing to draw blood.

Management: Abraham Qavi, MD, PhD, PSTP, Clinical Pathology and Lan Yang, MS, PhD, Edwin H. & Florence G. Skinner Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science

View the complete list of recipients or learn more about the LEAP Inventor Challenge.

Registration is open for the next LEAP cycle

Register by 2/28 here.