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Emory University Receives $2.9M NIH Grant

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Mon, Aug 19, 2013

Lab suppliers working to sell lab products and life science products may be interested in the latest funding news at Emory University. Recently this year, Emory University researchers led by Dr. Bali Pulendran received a $2.9 million NIH award to study systems biological analysis of innate and adaptive responses to vaccination. According to the Emory University website, Dr. Pulendran is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine. The NIH RePORTER includes an abstract with a description of the project receiving funding, which says:

“A major challenge in vaccinology is that the efficacy of a vaccine can only be ascertained retrospectively, upon infection. The identification of molecular signatures induced rapidly after vaccination which correlate with and predict, the later development of protective immunity, would represent a strategy to prospectively determine vaccine efficacy. Such a strategy would be particularly useful when evaluating the efficacy or immunogenicity of untested vaccines, or in identifying individuals with sub-optimal responses amongst high risk populations such as the elderly. We have recently used a systems biology approach to identify early gene signatures that predict later immune responses in humans vaccinated with the yellow fever vaccine YF- 17D. The goal of the present application is to determine extent to which such an approach will have broad utility in predicting the immunogenicity of other vaccines, and in identifying new correlates of protective immunity.”


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In addition to receiving this most recent NIH grant, Emory University receives a great deal of funding that’s made available for researchers interested in purchasing lab products and life science products. In total, Emory University received $296.8 million in research funding from the NIH and NSF in 2012. Emory University was awarded $286.2 million in funding from the NIH in 2012. The best funded department receiving funding from the NIH was internal medicine, which received 103 awards totaling $43.8 million. For a full list of NIH-funded departments at Emory University organized by department name, number of awards received and total funding awarded, please visit the NIH website.

In addition to the NIH awarding Emory University research funding, the NSF gave the university $10.6 million in 2012. The research funding went towards various life science projects in disciplines such as physiology and structural systems, genetic mechanisms, neural systems, systems and synthetic biology, and cellular dynamics and function.

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