Grant: $19,240 - National Institutes of Health - Jun. 4, 2009
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Award Description: Lyme disease, a chronic multisystemic illness, occurs throughout the Northern Hemisphere and is the most common arthropod-borne illness in the United States. My laboratory is investigating bacterial and host factors that promote colonization and clearance. The goal of the project to supported by an administrative supplement is to support an undergraduate who performed research in this laboratory last summer, in efforts to assess the infection and immune response upon bacterial infection.
Project Description: A student performed a variety of assays that assessed the degree of infection in mice. He both helped the lab effort on this project and gained valuable experience in biomedical research. Largely as a result of this experience, this student is interested in pursuing a career in medicine and/or research.
Jobs Summary: Summer student researcher to work with either postdoctoral fellow or senior graduate student to perform experiments addressing Lyme disease. In the absence of this supplement, I doubt I would have utilized laboratory funds to support this student this year. Hence, the funds resulted in one position retained. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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