The funding will establish the Center for Cellular Metabolism Research in Oklahoma and supports five junior researchers.
The discovery could lead to new therapeutic approaches to a wide range of illnesses, including asthma, inflammatory bowel disease and psoriasis.
Alberola-Ila will investigate the role a type of white blood cell plays in mounting the body’s response against flu infection.
Mosquitoes can transmit up to 1 million viruses in a single bite.
Lorin Olson is one of 22 scientists nationwide named a 2012 Pew Scholar