Awarded Project: "Cohen Lyme Project"

December 31, 2015
Cohen Lyme Project

Dr. Nicole Baumgarth was awarded a four year grant from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation to study Lyme disease.  The goal of this project is to determine the role of immune response suppression in the outcome of Borrelia burgdorferi infection and to device strategies to device  strategies to overcome ineffective immunity to this pathogen.

Awarded Project: "Role of IRF4 in T Helper Cell Fate Decisions"

December 01, 2014
Role of IRF4 in T Helper Cell Fate Decisions 

Dr. Roger Sciammas received a five year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH.  Vaccines are powerful tools of preventative medicine which have re-defined the quality of public health; however, in addition to targeting key antigens, how vaccines could be modified to guide the immune response is still not clear.