The new Genes and Human Disease Research Program will broaden OMRF’s investigation into genetic mechanisms in various diseases.
A four-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute will help OMRF researcher Courtney Montgomery and her team determine the roles of specific immune cells associated with sarcoidosis.
OMRF’s Sarcoidosis Unit, which launched in January, is the only one of its kind in the state.
OMRF officials brought more than 110 long-time donors together from across the state to celebrate their dedicated supporters at the annual Loyal Donor Society reception.
Four-leaf clovers are said to represent good luck. They also represent something else: genetic mutation.
This award is tailored to support scientists and doctors early in their careers studying and treating sarcoidosis.