Marcos Isidoro-Ayza receives Morris Animal Foundation Fellowship to study prevention of white-nose syndrome in bats

Marcos Isidoro-Ayza, DVM, postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Infectious Diseases, was awarded a two-year fellowship training award from the Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) for his project, “Targeted Inhibition of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor to Prevent White-nose Syndrome in Endangered North American Bats.” The fellowship award is in the amount of $125,000, beginning July 2023 and extending through June 2025. The study aims to establish the contribution of little brown bat epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) during the early pathogenesis of white-nose syndrome. Isidoro-Ayza will be mentored by Bruce Klein, MD, professor and chief, Division of Infectious Diseases.