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LSUHS has received a 5 year grant for $10,529,128 from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to establish a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence, or COBRE. The COBRE funds will establish the Center for Applied Immunology and Pathological Processes (CAIPP), which will operate on the LSU Health Shreveport campus.

Read More about LSU Health Shreveport awarded over $10.5 million for NIH COBRE focusing research on immunology and pathological processes

Sponsored Awards & Grants

Fall 2018

  • Michelle M. Arnold, PhD - Interferon-mediated restriction of rotavirus replication - $50,000 Award
  • Jason M. Bodily, PhD - Identification of stromally-derived suppressive factors of human papillomavirus gene expression - $50,000 Award
  • Xiaohong Lu, PhD - A VIP link between immune dysfunction and neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by social deficits - $50,000 Award

Spring 2018

  • John A. Vanchiere, MD, PhD - Molecular determinants of Group B Streptococcus Colonization in Pregnancy - $25,000 Award

Extramural Grants Awarded to Faculty

Michelle M. Arnold, PhD
• Determining a role for nuclear localization of rotavirus NSP1 in promoting viral spread (NIH)

Jason M. Bodily, PhD
• The role of Epithelial-stromal communication in the human papillomavirus type 16 life cycle (NIH)

Samina Hayat, MD
• Rheumatology Research Foundation Fellowship Training Award for Workforce Expansion

Stanimir I. Ivanov, PhD
• Innate Immune defense mechanisms to the human intracellular bacterial pathogen, Legionella pneumophila (Louisiana Board of Regents)
• Regulation of Legionella Pneumophila pathogensis by the central eukaryotic metabolic checkpoint kinase mechanistic target of rapamycin (MTOR) (NIH)

Jeremy P. Kamil, PhD
• Roles of the UL 148 glycoprotein in human cytomegalovirus cell tropism (NIH)
• Molecular switch regulating human cytomegalovirus replicative and latent states (NIH)

Xiaohong Lu, PhD
• NARSAD young investigator award (Brain & Behavioral Research Foundation)

Martin J. Sapp, PhD
• COBRE - Center for Molecular and Tumor Virology, Director (NIH)
• Immediate early events of the HPV life cycle (NIH)

Rona S. Scott, PhD
• Center for Molecular and Tumor Virology (NIH)
• Epigenetic effects of Epstein-barr Virus infection in oral squamous cell carcinoma (NIH)

John A. Vanchiere, MD, PhD
• Molecular determinants of Group B Streptococcus colonization in pregnancy (CEAR Grant-in-Aid)

Matthew D. Woolard, PhD
• Macrophage-associated Lipin-1 lipid synthesis regulates foam cell inflammatory responses (NIH)