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Study could contribute to new therapies A new study reveals details about the evolutionary contest between HIV and the human immune system that could one day improve treatment.
The 5th Brazilian Congress of Veterinary Pathology was held in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil from July 15th-18th.  The Congress was hosted by the Brazilian College of Veterinary Pathology. Dr.
Dr. Yasuko Rikihisa, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, was recently awarded $429,000 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to fund a R21 grant titled "Inhibition of Ehrlichial Infection by Intracellular Nanobody."  
Amit Sharma, PhD, Assistant Professor, Veterinary Biosciences, received a two year, $497,836 R00 grant from NIH-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases entitled “Host innate immune response as a barrier to cross-species retrovirus transmission."  
Dr. Liu publishes a new role for HIV nef protein in T cell infection in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Patrick Green, the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, has been named Associate Director of Basic Research of the Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. Estelle Cormet-Boyaka, Associate Professor, has received a 2 year contract from RAI Services Inc to develop airway co-culture models to investigate the role of pollutants.
Dr. Jianrong Li, Professor, was awarded an R01 from the National Institutes of Health entitled “Messenger RNA capping and methylation in pneumoviruses”.
The Midwest Association of Veterinary Pathologists conference will be held on August 2nd and 3rd. It is organized by Dr. Ryan Jennings, Department of Veterinary Biosciences, and hosted by The Ohio State University.
Dr. Shan-Lu Liu, MD, PhD, Professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, has been elected to a Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.