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Job Research Foundation Announces 2020 Grant Recipients

Posted Apr 16, 2020

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Job Research Foundation Announces 2020 Grant Recipients: Researchers Selected to Receive Funding to Investigate Causes of and Treatments for Job Syndrome

 

(NEW YORK CITY, NY/April 16, 2020) – The Job Research Foundation has announced the recipients of its second round of grant funding that will support investigation into the causes of and treatments for Job Syndrome. The Foundation awarded four two-year grants of $200,000 each to support four research projects. The recipients are:

Andrew Gennery, MD, Professor in Paediatric Immunology and Haematopoietic Stem Cell Therapies
University of Newcastle upon Tyne/Great North Children’s Hospital
Title: Investigating Health Status and Quality of Life in Patients with Autosomal Dominant Hyper IgE Syndrome

 

Vera P. Krymskaya, PhD, MBA, FCPP, Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Title: Nanotechnology as a Novel Cellular Therapy for Patients with Job Syndrome

 

Hongmei Mou, PhD, Assistant Professor
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Title: Impaired Epithelial Differentiation and Host Defense as a Mechanism for Pulmonary Complications in Job Syndrome Patients

 

Scott B. Snapper, MD, PhD, Wolpow Family Chair & Director, IBD Center; Professor of Pediatrics, HMS
Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Title: Investigating a Non-Transcriptional Role for Il-10-STAT3 in Mitochondrial Metabolism and AD-HIES

 

The Job Research Foundation seeks to not only help find a cure for Job Syndrome by providing the scientific community with additional opportunities to further research into the rare multisystem immunodeficiency disorder, but also hopes that investigators will research treatments to help those suffering with Job Syndrome.

Job Syndrome, also known as Autosomal Dominant Hyperimmunoglobulin E Syndrome (AD-HIES), was discovered in 1966 and is a multisystem immunodeficiency disorder found in males and females worldwide. Visit https://www.jobresearchfoundation.org/ for additional details.

 

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