R21 award will support Marcel Wuethrich and Bruce Klein’s study on the effects of inhaled fungal infection on SLAMF1 receptors

PI Marcel Wuethrich, PhD, distinguished scientist, and co-PI Bruce Klein, MD, professor and chief, both of the Division of Infectious Diseases, were recently awarded a new R21 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for their project, “Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of SLAMF1 during Pulmonary Fungal Infection.” The grant is expected to total $427,625 and extends two years from May 2023 through April 2025. The study will investigate the role and action of signaling lymphocytic activation molecule family member 1 (SLAMF1) receptors during inhaled fungal infection.