Date: May 17, 2022 By: Emily Makowski
Researchers including Galit Alter, Boris Juelg, and Alex Shalek have just been awarded a five-year, over $12 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC) to study the immunology of pregnancy. This is the first time in the grant’s 12-year history that a project on immunology of pregnancy has been funded. Congratulations all!
The team’s project, the Maternal ‘Omics to Maximize Immunity (MOMI) study, will map a “Pregnancy Immune Atlas” that will give insight into optimal vaccination timing and reveal how immune system variations in pregnancy may lead to different health outcomes. The results of this work, conducted in collaboration with researchers from MGH, MIT, and Penn Medicine, will ultimately lead to healthcare improvements for pregnant individuals and babies.
Read the full press release from Penn Medicine: https://www.pennmedicine.org/news/news-releases/2022/may/12-million-grant-propels-research-of-immune-systems-of-pregnant-individuals
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