OMRF scientist Patrick Gaffney has received a five-year, $3.1 million grant to investigate the underlying mechanisms that lead to lupus onset.
Two grants will enable OMRF scientists to examine genes thought to play a role in lupus.
Every year an estimated 7.9 million children are born with a serious birth defect of genetic or partially genetic origin.
The most common method of screening for colon cancer is a colonoscopy. However, certain cancer-causing polyps can be easily missed during an examination.
This award is tailored to support scientists and doctors early in their careers studying and treating sarcoidosis.
The project is focused on lupus, which affects up to 1.5 million Americans.