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“Our preliminary studies make strong suggestions for a pathobiological involvement of nicotine exposure in prostate cancer aggressiveness and therapy resistance.”
Glen Borchert, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacology, is studying the survival of Salmonella bacteria during cellular stress.
The gift includes $23,900 in proceeds from the recent Piggly Wiggly Golf Tournament in Mobile and a matching donation from longtime MCI supporter Abraham A. Mitchell.
This award supplements a grant the Whiddon College of Medicine received from HRSA in September 2019. The initial grant, plus all supplemental funding, now totals $19.8 million.
“Our ultimate goal for this research is to make clear the biological and molecular mechanisms that are critical to rickettsial transmission by fleas so we can better understand the epidemiology of flea-borne rickettsial diseases and identify novel points of intervention,” Macaluso said.
Meghan Hermance, Ph.D., an assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine at USA, recently received the five-year award to study the infection dynamics of a tick-borne bunyavirus called severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus or SFTSV.
A collaboration between the University of South Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the study builds upon Lin’s previous research grant from the NIH, which totaled $1.7 million over a four-year period.
National study is seeking those who have had COVID and those who haven’t.
Christopher Davies’ team will work to determine the molecular structures of PBP2 from cephalosporin-resistant strains of N. gonorrhoeae and also examine their properties biochemically.
USA College of Medicine faculty member Meghan Hermance, Ph.D., discusses new research on the disease-spreading parasites for the CDC podcast Emerging Infectious Disease.
Ji Young Lee, M.D., Ph.D., a pulmonary and critical care physician with USA Health, is studying the fundamental mechanisms of pH regulation in pulmonary endothelial cells, which line the blood vessels of the lungs.