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CIMD Receives $2.9M Grant from NIH
The Center for Immunology & Microbial Disease (CIMD) at Albany Medical College has received a $2.9 million 5-year Grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases entitled "Criteria-Directed Vaccine Generation Via Ag Mimicry, Adjuvancy, and APC-Targeting". 

Edmund J. Gosselin, Ph.D., Professor, CIMD, is the Program Director, and Karsten R.O. Hazlett, Ph.D., Associate Professor, CIMD, and Timothy J. Sellati, Ph.D., Associate Professor, CIMD, are Co-Principal Investigators.

Dr. Avram Receives $632,000 National Multiple Sclerosis Society Grant
Dorina Avram, Ph.D., Professor in the Center for Immunology & Microbial Disease at Albany Medical College, has received a five-year grant in the amount of $632,000 from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in support of her work entitled, “A Novel Ubiquitin Ligase with Role in EAE Severity.”

Dr. Sun '06 Receives $1,956,040 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Grant
Keer Sun, Ph.D. '06, Assistant Professor in the Center for Immunology & Microbial Disease at Albany Medical College, has received a five-year grant in the amount of $1,956,040 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in support of her research entitled "Oxidative Burst in Influenza and MRSA Co-Infection".

Dr. Furuya Receives $32,500 American Lung Association Fellowship Renewal
Yoichi Furuya, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Immunology & Microbial Disease at Albany Medical College, has received a one-year renewal of his Senior Research Training Fellowship in the amount of $32,500 from the American Lung Association for continued support of his postdoctoral research entitled "Adaptive Anti-Influenza Virus Immune Responses in Asthmatic Mice".  (Mentor: Dr. Dennis W. Metzger)
 
Dr. Konan Receives $434,500 NIH Exploratory/Development Grant
Kouacou V. Konan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Center for Immunology & Microbial Disease at Albany Medical College has received a two-year Exploratory/Development Grant in the amount of $434,500 from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in support of his research entitled "Nonstructural 4B Protein and Hepatitis C Virus Production".

CIMD Receives $10.2M Program Project Grant from NIH
The Center for Immunology & Microbial Disease at Albany Medical College has received a $10.2 million 5-year Program Project Grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases entitled "Immunobiology and Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Tularemia". This grant represents continued funding for years 9-13 of CIMD's current biodefense research against Francisella tularensis.  

CIMD faculty involved in this Program Project Grant are Drs. Dennis W. Metzger, Guangchun Bai, James R. Drake, Edmund J. Gosselin, Jonathan A. Harton, Karsten R.O. Hazlett, and Timothy J. Sellati.   Read Press Release