Faculty members receive funding awards from UF institute for projects


Dr. Mohamadzadeh

Dr. Mansour Mohamadzadeh

Two University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine faculty members have received Pilot Project Awards from UF’s  Clinical and Translational Science Institute in support of projects aimed at combating colitis and Sjogren’s syndrome in people.

Dr. Mansour Mohamadzadeh and Dr. Cuong Nguyen were among 14 awardees recently announced by the UF CTSI. They will receive funding for their projects in the category of novel methods and technologies.

Mohamadzadeh is a professor in the department of infectious diseases and pathology, with a joint appointment in the College of Medicine’s departments of medicine and dermatology. He also is a member of the Emerging Pathogens Institute.

Dr. Cuong Nguyen

Dr. Cuong Nguyen

Nguyen is an associate professor in the department of infectious diseases and pathology.

Mohamadzadeh’s project is titled “Metabolic assessment of inflammation-induced dysbiosis in colitis.”

Nguyen’s project is titled  “Antibody therapy based on massive analysis of paired TCR chains of TH17 cells
in Sjögren’s syndrome using microengraving.”

Since 2008, the UF CTSI has awarded 114 pilot grants totaling approximately $2.2 million. Funding is typically made in three categories — Trainees, Junior Faculty, and Novel Methods and Technologies. Occasionally special categories are added for a particular funding cycle. In each case, awards are for one year.



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