Grant Support

Burroughs Wellcome Fund (Post-doctoral Fellowship), “Role of airway epithelial cells in host defense against pulmonary fungal pathogens” (2016-2019). Klein, Mentor

NIH/NIAID (U19 AI109673), “Antimicrobial drug discovery from coevolved symbiotic communities” (2014-2019).  Klein, Core 3 Leader

NIH/NIAID (T32 AI055397), “Microbes in health & disease training grant” (2008-2019). Klein, PI and Director        

NIH/NIAID (R01 AI035681), “Molecular pathogenesis of Blastomycosis” (2004-2019).  Klein, PI

NIH/NIAID (R01 AI035681-supplement to promote diversity in health-related research), “Molecular pathogenesis of Blastomycosis” (2016-2018).  Klein, PI

Wisconsin Partnership Program, “Genetic susceptibility to infection in Wisconsin Hmong” (2015-2018).  Klein, PI

The Hartwell Foundation (Post-doctoral Fellowship), “Elucidating the induction of allergic asthma by the pulmonary epithelium” (2015-2017).  Klein, Mentor                                                                                                                                                          

US Geological Survey, US Department of Interior (G14 AC00330), “Oral vaccines and delivery methods for controlling disease in bats” (2014-2017).  Klein, Co-PI

NIH/NIAID (R01 AI040996), "Mechanisms of anti-fungal vaccine immunity" (2007-2017). Klein, PI

NIH/NIAID (R21 AI111024), “Molecular pathogenesis and Blastomyces adherence” (2014-2016).  Klein, PI

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (Post-doctoral Fellowship), “Understanding fungal morphogenesis and dissemination using in vivo imaging of a larval zebrafish model” (2014-2016). Klein, Mentor


Completed Grants

American Heart Association (Post-doctoral Fellowship), “New adjuvants for the prevention of cardiovascular fungal infections” (2016).  Klein, Co-Mentor

NIH/NIAID (F32 AI120642), “Role of airway epithelial cells in host defense against pulmonary fungal pathogens” (2015-2016).  Klein, Mentor

NIH/NIAID (R01 AI093553), “Regulation of vaccine induced anti-fungal T17 cells” (2011-2016).  Klein, Co-Investigator.

American Heart Association (Pre-doctoral Fellowship), “Group III hybrid histidine kinases: a novel drug target for the treatment of cardiac fungal infections” (2014-2015). Klein, Mentor

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention & Lucigen Corporation, “"CLIA-waived point of care tests for infection by Coccidioides, Blastomyces and Histoplasma” (2014-2015).  Klein, Co-Investigator

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Draper Technology Innovation Fund, “Strategies for assessing and inducing immunity to life-threatening fungal infections” (2014-2015). Klein, PI

NIH/NIAID (R21 AI105816), “Tracking anti-fungal CD4+ T cells in vivo” (2013-2015). Klein, PI

American Association of University Women (AAUW, Pre-doctoral Fellowship), “Unappreciated intracellular lifestyle of Blastomyces dermatitidis” (2013-2014). Klein, Mentor

University of Wisconsin Graduate School, “Targeting hybrid histidine kinase for broad spectrum antifungal therapy” (2013-2014). Klein, PI

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Accelerator Program, “Anti-fungal drug discovery” (2011-2014). Klein, PI

University of Wisconsin, MERC Collaborative Health Sciences Program, “Wisconsin Center for Infectious Disease (WisCID)” (2008-2014). Klein, PI                                     

University of Wisconsin, MERC Collaborative Health Sciences Program, “Wisconsin infectious disease drug discovery” (2007-2014).  Klein, PI

NIH/NIEHS (F30 ES019048), “Environmental chitin exposure in the pathogenesis of asthma” (2010-2013).  Klein, Mentor

NIH/NIGMS (RC1 GM096347), “Discovery of natural product-based drugs from bacterial symbionts of insects” (2010-2013).  Klein, Co-Investigator

Hartwell Foundation (Post-doctoral Fellowship), “Role of calcium signaling in fungal morphogenesis” (2010-2012).  Klein, Mentor

NIH/NIAID (RC1 AI086025), “Targeting hybrid histidine kinase for broad spectrum anti-fungal therapy” (2009-2012).  Klein, PI

Sandler Program for Asthma Research, “The chitin receptor and its role in asthma pathogenesis” (2008-2012).  Klein, PI     

NIH/NIAID (K08 AI071004), “Regulation of morphogenesis in dimorphic fungi” (2006-2012).  Klein, Mentor             

Hartwell Foundation, “Stemming the growing tide of systemic fungal infections in children” (2007-2010).  Klein, PI

NIH/NIAID & University of Cincinnati (P01 AI061298), “Defending against systemic Mycoses” (2004-2010).  Klein, Project 2 PI

NIH/NIAID (R21 AI076700), “Priming of antifungal T-Cells at mucosal and systemic sites” (2007-2009).  Klein, Co-Investigator

NIH/NIAID & Washington University (R01 AI050882), “Comparative and functional genomics of Histoplasma and Blastomyces” (2002-2008).  Klein, Co-Investigator

NIH/NIAID (R01 AI040996), “Protective immune responses to Blastomyces Dermatitidis” (2001-2007).  Klein, PI

Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC Fund), “Pathogenicity of Aspergillus flavus” (2005-2006).  Klein, PI

Infectious Disease Society of America (Post-doctoral Fellowship), “Regulation of dimorphism in Blastomyces dermatitidis” (2004-2006).  Klein, Mentor                                                        

Ellison Foundation (Post-doctoral Fellowship), “Immune evasion strategies of Blastomcyes dermatitids” (2003-2006).  Klein, Mentor