Over $160,000 Funding Goes Towards Diversity in Research

Nikhat Parveen, Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics has received a research supplement totaling over $160,000 to promote diversity in Health-Related Research. This award will support the research of a dynamic postdoctoral fellow of the Parveen Lab, Shekerah Primus. This 2-year funding is a supplement to Dr. Parveen’s $2.95 million International Collaboration on Infectious Diseases Research U01, a 5-year grant from National Institutes of Health, to research the mechanisms involved in congenital syphilis, a major problem in Peru and other developing countries of the world where prenatal care is insufficient. This work will also help identify and develop novel vaccine candidates to prevent this devastating disease.