December 2014
Vol. 11 | No. 6

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Ian Orme headshot

Congratulations to University Distinguished Professor, Ian Orme, for being named a Fellow of the prestigious Amercian Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Orme was recoginzed by the AAAS for his groundbreaking work on vaccines and drugs for tuberculosis. This year the AAAS named 401 new Fellows for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. New Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin on Feb. 14 during the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose, Calif. For the full story please visit the Source website. Way to go Ian!

MIP Welcomes Christie Mayo
Christie Mayo and Hana Vancampen

Drs. Christie Mayo and Hana VanCampen

Greetings! I recently joined the MIP department and am excited to return to Colorado State University (CSU) to work alongside researchers and diagnosticians within the university and department. I am assuming responsibility for the CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab’s virology and sample receiving sections and plan to build upon the foundation of my ongoing research on bluetongue virus infection of livestock, to improve our current understanding of arboviral disease dynamics within a changing world, especially with respect to urbanization, climate change, and the domestic-wildlife interface. After I received my DVM degree from the University of Georgia, I completed a microbiology residency at CSU. My training in the residency program, under the mentorship of Dr. Hana Van Campen, formed my initial understanding of classical and molecular virology techniques. She also initiated my first journey into research during a field investigation of bluetongue in Colorado and this experience allowed me to start developing research questions and creating novel diagnostics. Throughout my PhD and postdoctoral training at the University of California, Davis, I have continued to adapt these techniques in the laboratory and field working within a diverse set of disciplines (virology, epidemiology, entomology). I’m excited to continue these projects and be involved in new adventures at CSU. When I’m not working, it’s not unusual to see me running, swimming, or in the Yoga studio and I’m looking forward to re-exploring Colorado’s hiking trails.

Congratulations Graduates

MIP Graduate Students who received their Degrees on December 19...

Erin Borland, MS
Ryan Curtis, MS
Sarah Sheldon, MS
Abeer AlHarby, PhD
Laura Dickson, PhD

MIP Undergraduate Students who received their B.S. Degrees on December 20...

Brianna Baca
Andrew Bender
Kenny Christofferson
Edward Ettema
Julius Johnson
Aspen King
Wojtek Kuklinski
Krista Lockwood
Maggie Rollert
Brooke Valbert
Monica Young

Lauren Radakovich ACVP Young Investigator Award

Congratulations to Lauren Radakovich for winning the ASVCP Young Investigator Award for her platform presentation entitled “Reticulocyte hemoglobin content (CHr) does not differentiate true from functional iron deficiency in dogs” at the ACVP meeting in Atlanta. Way to go Lauren!

Elijah Edmondson

Congratulations to Elijah Edmondson for having two manuscripts selected as Vet Path editor’s choice articles for the year! “Editor's Choice Collection in Veterinary Pathology highlights the journal's most noteworthy manuscripts of the year.” Nicely done Elijah!

"Pathologic and Cardiovascular Characterization of Pheochromocytoma-Associated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs" has been selected for the Editor's Choice Collection (Companion Animals category).

“Prognostic Significance of Histologic Features in Canine Renal Cell Carcinomas: 70 Nephrectomies” was selected for Editor’s Choice Collection (Surgical Pathology category).

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Evaluation of ivermectin mass drug administration for malaria transmission control across different West African environments

Haoues Alout, Ben Krajacich, Jacob Meyers, Nathan Grubaugh, Doug Brackney, Kevin Kobylinski, Joseph Diclaro II, Fatorma Bolay, Lawrence Fakoli, Abdoulaye Diabate, Roch Dabire, Roland Bougma and Brian Foy

Malaria Journal 13: 417 (2014)

When there’s malaria in the area, Brian Foy ain’t a happy camper. The good news on the malaria front is that we’ve been able to cut global mortality rates by 47% since 2000. The bad news is that the drugs and insecticides that fueled this success are becoming less and less effective due to the rise of resistant parasites and mosquito vectors. The disease also still takes an enormous toll on the human population (~584,000 deaths in 2013, mostly among African children). Thus Brian is passionate about finding a way to truly ‘Foy-al’ this pathogen once and for all…..

Over the last several years, Brian and his group have been pushing for the use of a drug called ivermectin (or, as your inner-chemist would call it, 22,23-dihydroavermectin B1a + 22,23-dihydroavermectin B1b) as a novel way to reduce the number of cases of this disease. Many of us give our dogs the same drug monthly as a heartworm preventative. Ivermectin interferes with glutamate-gated chloride channels, messing up the larval worm’s nervous system. More recently, ivermectin has been recognized to also show efficacy against several key insect vectors – including the Anopheles mosquito (the vector of the dreaded malarial parasite). Brian’s fundamental idea is to include mass administration of ivermectin to people in malaria-prone areas as a new weapon in the (unfortunately shrinking) arsenal of approaches that we have to reduce the incidence of malaria.

In this latest study, Brian and his gang analyzed data from three mass ivermectin or ivermectin + albendazole administrations that they oversaw in Senegal, Liberia and Burkina Faso. The focus of the analysis was on mosquito life span, parity and sporozoite burden. Interestingly, they saw a significant ~34% reduction in mosquito vector survival over a three day period of analysis. In terms of mosquito parity status (basically whether or not the females had a blood meal and oviposited), there was a decrease of ~25% over the two week period following ivermectin treatment. Finally, the rate of mosquito infection by the malaria parasite was decreased by a whopping 77.5% over this same period. The bottom line – when viewed together, this is terrific evidence and a key step towards the establishment of the efficacy of ivermectin treatment to help combat malaria.

Stay tuned to MIPnews (and less cool places like NPR, the New York Times, etc.) for undoubtedly more to come on this exciting topic.

As we say MIPeace Out to 2014, best wishes to all for an amazing 2015.

MIP Publications August 2014

Orme IM, Basaraba RJ. J. The formation of the granuloma in tuberculosis infect Semin Immunol. 2014 Oct 22;26(6):601-609.

Kim HJ, Brennan PJ, Heaslip D, Udey MC, Modlin RL, Belisle JT. . Carbohydrate Dependent Binding of Langerin to SodC, a Cell Wall Glycoprotein of Mycobacterium lep J Bacteriol. 2014 Nov 24. pii: JB.02080-14

Saavedra-Rodriguez K, Beaty M, Lozano-Fuentes S, Denham S, Garcia-Rejon J, Reyes-Solis G, Machain-Williams C, Loroño-Pino MA, Flores-Suarez A, Ponce-Garcia G, Beaty B, Eisen L, Black WC 4th. Local Evolution of Pyrethroid Resistance Offsets Gene Flow among Aedes aegypti Collections in Yucatan State, Me Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Nov 4. pii: 14-0277

Reyes-Solis Gdel C, Saavedra-Rodriguez K, Suarez AF, Black WC 4th. QTL mapping of genome regions controlling temephos resistance in larvae of the mosquito Aedes aegy PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Oct 16;8(10):e3177. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003177

Dickson LB, Sanchez-Vargas I, Sylla M, Fleming K, Black WC 4th. Vector competence in West African Aedes aegypti Is Flavivirus species and genotype dependent. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Oct 2;8(10):e3153. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003153.

Vap L, Bohn AA. Hematology of Camelids Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2015;18(1):41-49. doi: 10.1016/j.cvex.2014.09.010.

Seabaugh KA, Goodrich LR, Bohn AA, Morley PS, Hendrickson DA. A comparison of peritoneal fluid values in mares following bilateral laparoscopic ovariectomy using a vessel sealing and dividing device versus placement of two ligating loops. Vet J. 2014 Nov;202(2):297-302.

Blair CD, Olson KE. Mosquito immune responses to arbovirus infections. Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2014 Sep 1;3:22-29.

Daffé M, Crick DC, Jackson M. Genetics of Capsular Polysaccharides and Cell Envelope (Glyco)lipids. Microbiol Spectr. 2014;2(4). pii: 14.

Krajacich BJ, Slade JR, Mulligan RF, LaBrecque B, Alout H, Grubaugh ND, Meyers JI, Fakoli LS, Bolay FK, Brackney DE, Burton TA, Seaman JA, Diclaro JW 2nd, Dabiré RK, Foy BD. Sampling Host-Seeking Anthropophilic Mosquito Vectors in West Africa: Comparisons of An Active Human-Baited Tent-Trap against Gold Standard Methods. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Nov 24. pii: 14-0303.

Alout H, Krajacich BJ, Meyers JI, Grubaugh ND, Brackney DE, Kobylinski KC, Diclaro JW 2nd, Bolay FK, Fakoli LS, Diabaté A, Dabiré RK, Bougma RW, Foy BD. Evaluation of ivermectin mass drug administration for malaria transmission control across different West African environments. Malar J. 2014 Nov 3;13:417. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-13-417.

Henao-Tamayo M, Obregón-Henao A, Creissen E, Shanley C, Orme I, Ordway DJ. Differential expression of BCG vaccine derived efficacy in C3Heb/FeJ and C3H/HeOuJ mice exposed to a clinical strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2014 Nov 12. pii: CVI.00466-14

Haley NJ, Hoover EA. Chronic Wasting Disease of Cervids: Current Knowledge and Future Perspectives. Annu Rev Anim Biosci. 2014 Oct 2.

Allison AB, Kohler DJ, Ortega A, Hoover EA, Grove DM, Holmes EC, Parrish CR. Host-specific parvovirus evolution in nature is recapitulated by in vitro adaptation to different carnivore species. PLoS Pathog. 2014 Nov 6;10(11):e1004475. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004475

Henderson DM, Davenport KA, Haley NJ, Denkers ND, Mathiason CK, Hoover EA Jr. Quantitative Assessment of Prion Infectivity in Tissues and Body Fluids by RT-QuIC. J Gen Virol. 2014 Oct 10. pii: vir.0.069906-0. doi: 10.1099/vir.0.069906-0.

Shukla S, Richardson ET, Athman JJ, Shi L, Wearsch PA, McDonald D, Banaei N, Boom WH, Jackson M, Harding CV. Mycobacterium tuberculosis Lipoprotein LprG Binds Lipoarabinomannan and Determines Its Cell Envelope Localization to Control Phagolysosomal Fusion. PLoS Pathog. 2014 Oct 30;10(10):e1004471. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004471.

Aiyaz M, Bipin C, Pantulwar V, Mugasimangalam R, Shanley CA, Ordway DJ, Orme IM. Whole genome response in guinea pigs infected with the high virulence strain Mycobacterium tuberculosis TT372. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2014 Oct 13. pii: S1472-9792(14)20491-4. doi: 10.1016/

Williams MJ, Shanley CA, Zilavy A, Peixoto B, Manca C, Kaplan G, Orme IM, Mizrahi V, Kana BD. bis-Molybdopterin guanine dinucleotide is required for persistence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in guinea pigs. Infect Immun. 2014 Nov 17. pii: IAI.02722-14.

Correa AF, Bailão AM, Bastos IM, Orme IM, Soares CM, Kipnis A, Santana JM, Junqueira-Kipnis AP. The Endothelin System Has a Significant Role in the Pathogenesis and Progression of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection. Infect Immun. 2014 Dec;82(12):5154-65. doi: 10.1128/IAI.02304-14.

Burgess BA, Weller CB, Pabilonia KL, Bolte DS, Van Metre DC, Morley PS. Detection of Different Serotypes of Salmonella enterica in Experimentally Inoculated Equine Fecal Samples by Commercially Available Rapid Tests. J Vet Intern Med. 2014 Nov;28(6):1853-9.

Duncan C, Dickerson B, Pabilonia K, Miller A, Gelatt T. Prevalence of Coxiella burnetii and Brucella spp. in tissues from subsistence harvested northern fur seals ( Callorhinus ursinus ) of St. Paul Island, Alaska. Acta Vet Scand. 2014 Oct 1;56(1):67.


Kuhn JH, Dürrwald R, Bào Y, Briese T, Carbone K, Clawson AN, deRisi JL, Garten W, Jahrling PB, Kolodziejek J, Rubbenstroth D, Schwemmle M, Stenglein M, Tomonaga K, Weissenböck H, Nowotny N. Taxonomic reorganization of the family Bornaviridae. Arch Virol. 2014 Dec 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Giovarelli M, Bucci G, Ramos A, Bordo D, Wilusz CJ, Chen CY, Puppo M, Briata P, Gherzi R. H19 long noncoding RNA controls the mRNA decay promoting function of KSRP. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Nov 25;111(47):E5023-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1415098111

Jalkanen AL, Wilusz J. Stem cell RNA epigenetics: m(6)arking your territory. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Dec 4;15(6):669-70.

Wilusz JE, Wilusz J. Nonsense-mediated RNA decay: at the 'cutting edge' of regulated snoRNA production. Genes Dev. 2014 Nov 15;28(22):2447-9.


FAS Deadline


CVMBS Research Day

The 16th Annual CVMBS Research Day will be held January 31, 2015 at the Hilton Fort Collins. Student scientists conducting clinical and basic studies in all CVMBS departments are encouraged to participate. Students must submit research abstracts by 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5. Authors should indicate a preference for poster or oral presentations. For more information please visit the CVMBS Research Day webpage or contact Aimee Oke or Dr. Brad Borlee.

ASM Research Fellowships

The American Society for Microbiology is currently accepting applications for their ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The deadline is February 1st!

CSEF LogoCSEF Judges Needed

Judges are needed for the 60th anniversary of the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair, which will attract hundreds of talented students in sixth through 12th grades to the CSU campus. These students will present research in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an effort to continue developing their interests and ideas. To register please visit Colorado State Science Fair and for additional information please contact Erica Suchman.

Science on Tap

Several MIP Professors and Graduate Students (Hannah Romo and Danielle Adney) have been participating in a joint effort with Pateros Creek Brewery to make science less scary and learning about it more enjoyable. The result is Science on Tap, a once a month event where local scientists share information and knowledge about "in the news science" with the general public. Pateros Creek provides happy hour priced beer to all attendees. The first event was held in November and the topic of discussion was "Ebola: Separating fact from fiction". The panel consisted of Drs. Mark Zabel, Greg Ebel, Jeff Wilusz and Alan Schenkel. It was standing room only! The topic of discussion for the December event was “The Flu: The gift that keeps on giving” and the panel of experts included Drs. Richard Bowen, Gabriele Landolt, Bin Lu and Kristy Pabilonia.

Check out pictures from the November event and visit the the Science on Tap Facebook page for future events!

Colorado Combined CampaignThe Colorado Combined Campaign is one opportunity for CSU faculty and staff to support their favorite community charities via payroll deduction. If you are interested in participating you will need to do so by December 31. You can either donate online or with the paper pledge form you should have received in the mail. For more information, visit the Colorado Combined Campaign website.

MIP Angels

This holiday season MIP adopted three families in need through the Salvation Army “Angels Among us” program. A total of ten children benefited from the generosity of MIP faculty, staff and students. Thank you to everyone who participated, your kindness is very much appreciated! A very special thank you to Carol Wilusz for organizing the effort and to Dan Champion, Tach Costello and Ida Tieman for assisting with the collection of gifts. Happy Holidays everyone!

Employee Recognition Event
Dan Champion in CSU hat

On December 5th the DMIP Employee Recognition Event was held in the Lory Student Center Ballroom. Employees gathered for dinner, drinks and dancing. The Absolutes, a local band provided a wonderful mix of soul, funk, blues, motown and R & B that kept the crowd moving. Awards ranging from Legendary Lab Assistant to Best Beard were also given out. Thank you to all who participated and to Dr. Randy Basaraba and Dan Champion for organizing the event. Check out the photos!


On Thursday, November 21st the department gathered for the annual Thanksgiving Potluck. A variety of Thanksgiving favorites, including turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and an assortment of delicious desserts were consumed. A good time was had by all. Check out the photos!

Halloween 2014

MIP'ers once again filled the department hallways with characters of all types.

 Crick Halloween 2014

Check out some of this year's costumes in the MIP Halloween 2014 Photo Gallery.

Steven Benjamin book announcement

Hello Friends and Colleagues,

Since my retirement from the MIP department in 2005, I have embarked on a new career, that of writing fiction. I am announcing the publication of my new veterinary-themed science fiction novel.

The Galactic Circle Veterinary Service
by Stephen A. Benjamin

His family threatened by his world's tyrannical theocracy, a young veterinarian is forced to run an interstellar veterinary service as cover for espionage in advance of a galactic invasion. Accompanied by a sadistic and xenophobic government spy, a veterinary assistant who is a covert member of the underground resistance, and an unusually perceptive Artificial Intelligence, he offers medical services to and makes allies of the alien life-forms he meets. Treating werewolves for mange only scratches the surface of his adventures, as he seeks to free his parents and his world from oppression.

The novel was a speculative fiction finalist for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold awards, and was a finalist for the Northern Colorado Writers Book of the Year award. It is being published by TWB Press, Lakewood, CO.

The E-book and Trade paperback are available at Also available on-line from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and OmniLit, and in local bookstores.

Signed copies of the print book are available direct from me at a 15% discount: $16 including tax.

Check out my website at


Stephen A. Benjamin, D.V.M., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

MIP Bits

Quote of the Month

"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month."
~ Theodore Roosevelt

  1. Fort Collins may now have 15 breweries and countless pubs, but we all know that the truly high quality ‘pubs’ can be found right here in our department. MIP-generated publications totaled 171 in 2014, 23.2% of which had two or more MIP faculty as authors indicating significant synergy still exists in the Department (although we do note that it is down from the 40% level observed a few years ago). The Department once again broke the five-figure mark in citations received in 2014, as our annual mid-December analysis of the Web of Science yielded 10,200 citations for MIP faculty members. Twenty MIP faculty members had their work cited 200 times or more in 2014!
  2. Ellen Degeneres’ 2014 Oscar selfie was considered ‘high impact’ since it was the most re-tweeted photo of all time. This year we also calculated an ‘impact factor’ of sorts for MIP researchers – that is the number of citations received in 2014 divided by the number of papers published in 2012-2013. The overall MIP ‘Impact Factor’ was 2.58. We are pleased to report that Brad Borlee with a 10.5 wins the award for the highest 2014 MIP impact factor. In terms of total number of 2014 citations for work published in ’12-’13, Mary Jackson (112) and Anne Lenaerts (104) were the leaders among active full time research faculty. Congratulations to all on another productive, high impact year for MIP research.
  3. The Ice Bucket Challenge was a big fundraising gimmick in 2014, but MIP researchers brought in significant dollars without having to take a cold shower. According to the CSU Office of Sponsored Programs database, MIP researchers brought in $29,037,485 in fiscal year 2014. The Kuali Coeus system tracks MIP with active external grant funded projects that total $139,107,906. Not too shabby….
  4. With the grace of Monsieur Gustave of the Grand Budapest Hotel, MIP welcomed three new tenure track faculty members – Drs. Stenglein, Mayo and MacNeill, converted three special appointment positions to tenure track (Drs. Frank, Ordway and C. Wilusz), and promoted two research scientists to special faculty positions (Drs. Henao-Tamayo and Mahapatra). In the annual PTR-apoolza exercise, Mary Jackson received tenure, EJ Ehrhart and Anne Lenaerts were promoted to professor and Diane Ordway was promoted to Associate Professor. Finally, new administrative faculty appointments included installing Greg Ebel as AIDL Director and Karen Dobos as Associate Director of RICRO.
  5. Ignoring the untimely passing King Joffrey in Game of Thrones, we had a few real goodbyes in 2014. Glenda Taten-Allen, Hana van Campen and Carol Blair officially ‘retired’ from the faculty – although we’ll still be seeing at least two of them around a lot. Two faculty, Herbert Schweizer and Lars Eisen, moved on to other institutions. Herbert followed CSU football coach Jim McElwain to the University of Florida while Lars went a few feet closer to the Horsetooth Reservoir Dam over to the CDC. Regarding the MIP Admin Offices, Pamela Eppler, Andrea Franson and Tammy Taylor moved on to other positons. Finally, we said final goodbyes to retired Pathology faculty member Roger Jaenke who unfortunately passed away this year.
  6. Three MIPers - Matt Feiver, Kelly Santangelo and Seung Yoo - obtained ACVP Diplomate status! Please join us in a Katniss Everdeen three fingered salute to these three victors.
  7. Alex from Target may have had his 15 minutes of fame in 2014, but MIP faculty notoriety is much more enduring. There were a ton of MIP faculty awards this year. First and foremost, Ed Hoover was named to the National Academy of Sciences. Ian Orme was named an AAAS Fellow. Gary Mason received the Zoetis Vet Teaching Award. Chet Moore received the Medal of Honor from the Mosquito Control Commission. Finally, Ken Olson and his team received a ‘Best Paper’ award for their IMB publication from the Royal Entomology Society.
  8. MIP grad students/residents also brought home a bunch of Iggy Azalea-esque ‘fancy’ awards in 2014. Dan Regan was named the Merial Graduate Vet Scholar. Greta Krafsur was named Outstanding specialty resident. Jordan Steel received 3rd place in ASM’s Global Video Challenge. Two of Elijah Edmondson‘s publications with Barb Powers were selected for the ‘Editor’s Choice Collection’ in Vet Path. Lauren Radakovich won an ASVCP Young Investigator Award. MIP grad students and postdoc won 8 awards at the local CVMBS Research Day and joint MIP/CMB/MCIN Recruitment Symposium.
  9. Unlike the Russian ruble, MIP undergraduates had a truly banner year. Taylor Farley was named Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Junior, Micro major Samantha Guinn was elected ASCSU President, and undergraduate researchers in MIP took home 4 awards at the annual CURC.
  10. While not quite at the level of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, MIP staff received several key awards in 2014. Becky Trentlage took home the first CVMBS LOV Award. Donna Willard was named a CPC Everyday Hero. Crystal Shanley was named Animal Technician of the Year.
  11. MIP hosted the 1,400 attendee American Society for Virology Meeting in June. 65 of the hardest working and dedicated volunteers on the planet, along with a terrific group of faculty organizers, made this a truly memorable meeting. Highlights included the first ASV-specific craft beer (Hopatitis Ale) and the amount raised by the meeting to support ASV activities set a new record.
  12. All work and no play would make MIP a dull place – and that certainly isn’t the case. In 2014 we held a Spring Picnic, Thanksgiving Potluck luncheon, and the first formal MIP Recognition Dinner/Celebration in quite a while. The MSA also organized a trip to a Rockies Game in August and a tailgate party at the CSU-New Mexico football game in November.
  13. Taking MIP science to the public was a focus in 2014. Starting with the annual TB day events in March, MIP also participated in an Ebola Awareness community event and MIP graduate students started a ‘Science on Tap’ monthly series at Pateros Creek Brewery in November.

MIP Robot

Visit and learn all about ‘MIP’ the balancing robot

    Alternative Captions:
  1. Since when did MIP go over to the Dark Side and enlist in the Imperial Storm Troopers?
  2. Let’s all chip in, buy about a hundred of these guys and give them to Gregg Dean as his ‘minions’
  3. 3. Great - can’t wait for the Dept to get sued for Trademark infringement in 2015
  4. Sumbit your own

Questions for MIPuzzle #95
MIPuzzle #95 Answers
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NIH Happenings

  • New FOA for Host-Directed TB Therapeutic Approaches

    Letters of intent are due Feb 25 and full applications are due March 25th for a new UH2/UH3 cooperative agreement award FOA (2-3 awards) to support some preclinical and other strategies to advance host directed therapies to help combat drug resistant tuberculosis. For more info, check out

  • New NIH Biosketch Format Effective May 25, 2015

    A new format will be implemented that increases the page limit from four to five pages in order to allow researchers to describe up to five of their most significant contributions to science, along with the historical background that framed their research. According to NIH, investigators can outline the central findings of prior work and the influence of those findings. For more info, check out the Guide Notice at

New Grant Awards

bulletBrian Geiss, "A High-Throughput Screen for Antiviral Inhibitors of the Alphavirus RNA Capping Enzyme", NIH-NIAID

bulletBrian Foy, "Dry-to-Rainy Season Repeated Ivermectin MDA and ITN Distribution for Integrated Control of NTDs and Malaria", Gates Foundation

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