LSU receives $9.9 million grant for new center
Aug 01, 2004
The school's grant will allow it to create a Center for Experimental Infectious Disease Research (CEIDR).
"This center constitutes a strategic alliance between the School of Veterinary Medicine, the LSU School of Basic Sciences and the Tulane National Primate Research Center," says Dr. Konstantin Kousoulas, the administrator of COBRE program at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.The COBRE grant provides funding and research capabilities that would give assistant and associate professors the opportunity to establish research programs that will compete for independent funding by NIH.
Some of the initial research projects are titled "New measles vaccine strategy using VSV vectors," "Early RSV exposure leads to adult airways disease," "Host responsive in HIV-1 and microsporidia co-infection" and "Monocyte infection in SIV neuropathogenesis."The COBRE program will be administered by the Division of Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.