Potential new front opens against parasite

In Africa, the Middle East, Mexico, Asia, and South America, more than one billion people are at risk of contracting leishmaniasis, a disease spread through sandflies and caused by the parasite Leishmania major, which manifests most commonly as skin lesions but with the potential for more harmful internal damage. Leishmaniasis mainly affects people in tropical […]

Gurung to Examine Generational Immunity

In a number of studies, people who experience famine and malnutrition have been found to later have children with a greater likelihood of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and other nutrition-related health problems, persisting even into a subsequent generation. Events such as the Dutch Hunger Winter of 1944 suggest that environmental factors can produce heritable changes […]

Gurung Awarded K22 in Inflammation Study

Prajwal Gurung, PhD, Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases, has received a two-year, $268,000 grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The K22 is a Career Transition Award intended to propel investigators early in their careers. Dr. Gurung will use these funds to investigate the roles and regulation of the cytokine interleukin-1 […]