The review committee has announced the top six proposals selected for immediate funding through the 2016 Cura Zika Pilot Grant Program.
Probing Zika’s impact on first trimester placental interferons
. $39,434 (JENNIFER J. ADIBI)
Mapping Zika virus NS1 epitopes through engineered antigens. $30,000 (ROBERTO D. LINS)
Modeling Zika virus infection of dendritic cells within pre-existing flavivirus cellular immunity. $40,000 (ROBBIE B. MAILLIARD)
High performance immunoassay to detect Zika virus exposures in pregnant women and general population. $40,000 (EDUARDO NASCIMENTO)
Modeling Zika virus infections using human iPSC-derived cells. $40,000 (VISHWAJIT L. NIMGAONKAR)
Engineering and efficacy evaluation of a DNA vaccine against Zika virus. $40,000 (ISABELLE VIANA)