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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: BLR&D Research Career Scientist Award Application
Principal Investigator:

Gayatri Vedantam

Location: Tucson, AZ
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2017 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $96,648
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Summary/Abstract The overarching goal of our research is to understand the molecular basis of disease caused by enteric bacterial pathogens, and to leverage this knowledge to develop therapeutic agents that will benefit the Veteran population. A major focus of our laboratory is the study of the bacterial pathogen, Clostridium difficile, which causes healthcare-associated infections, and has been designated an “Urgent Threat” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The risk fac...

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