Faculty member receives NIH training grant

Paolo Casali, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, was awarded a T32 Training Grant for his Graduate Research in Immunity Program from the National Institutes of Health.

The five-year grant began Sept. 1, and the first eligible graduate students will be selected for the upcoming academic year.

Dr. Casali’s program will train Ph.D., D.D.S./PhD and M.D./Ph.D. students for successful careers in academia, industry or government. The overarching goal is to train immunologists who will become leaders in the biomedical field.

“In addition to the need for continued advances in our basic understanding of immune responses in health and disease, there is a need for translating what is being learned from preclinical and animal models to human diseases more directly,” Dr. Casali said. “The Graduate Research in Immunity Program is designed to address this need by offering select Ph.D. students unique opportunities for training beyond the basic curriculum.”

Read more on the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics website.



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