The pair of four-year, $1.75 million NIH Research Project Grants, or R01s, will support separate projects.
Covid-19 and other coronaviruses like SARS and MERS are spread from person to person through tiny viral droplets, not through blood.
The pandemic is showing fearsome fatality rates.
What are the chances that using plasma transfusion from COVID-19 survivors will work in treating the critically ill?
OMRF researcher Courtney Griffin received a seven-year grant to pursue novel research into blood vessel function and factors that lead to uncontrolled bleeding.
OMRF scientist Bumsoo Ahn, Ph.D., has been awarded an Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Award in Aging.