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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Novel viral immune interference mechanisms: HCV as a model system
Principal Investigator:

Jack T. Stapleton

Location: Iowa City, IA
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2017 - September 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $112,500
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection causes liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma, leading to >350,000 deaths annually globally, and is the most common etiology leading to liver transplantation in the U.S. An estimated 174,000 veterans have HCV infection, and the VA is the largest provider of HCV care. Although there are new and exciting HCV treatments, due to resistance and access issues, therapy is not likely to eradicate HCV infection completely. Thus, a vaccine is needed. In a...

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