Grant: $74,729 - National Institutes of Health - Jun. 4, 2009
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Award Description: Human cytomegalovirus is the major infectious cause of birth defects in the United States. We recently found that two current candidate vaccines fail to elicit high levels of antibodies that block viral entry into epithelial cells. Based on these results, novel immunogens are under investigation. This project aims to determine if equivalent immunogens exist in guinea pig cytomegalovirus. If so, the guinea pig may provide an important model to evaluate vaccines designed to elicit antibodies that block epithelial cell entry.
Project Description: Progress is being made towards all aspects of the project as described in the Award Description field
Jobs Summary: Retention of one senior laboratory specialist at 50% effort. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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