Congrats to Dr. Kui Li, professor in the department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry, and Dr. Lu Lu, professor in the department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics for their newly funded collaborative grant!
Drs. Li and Lu are multiple PIs on a $423,500 award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for their project, “Host genetic determinants regulating susceptibility/resistance to SARS-Co-V-2.”
The team’s study is aimed at understanding the host genetic factors that affect the abilities of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to multiply and to inflict disease in infected hosts. Dr. Li and Dr. Lu hope to identify those critical nodes that help predict disease severity or are amenable to therapeutic and/or prophylactic targeting.