Virgin receives several multiyear grants


Herbert W. Virgin IV, MD, PhD, the Edward Mallinckrodt Professor of Pathology and Immunology, head of the Department of Pathology and Immunology, and a professor of molecular microbiology and of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received several grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

They are:

  • a five-year, $3.5 million grant for research titled “The Enteric Microbiome in Treated and Progressive HIV Infection”;
  • a four-year, $1.06 million grant for research titled “Inflammation and the Vaginal Metagenome in HIV Acquisition”; and
  • a one-year $50,000 grant for research titled “Microbiome Analysis in Lung Allograft Dysfunction (MALADy).”

He also has received a three-year, $3 million grant from the Crohn’s and
Colitis Foundation of America for research titled “Ulcerative Colitis
Genetics Initiative,” and a one-year $200,000 grant from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation for research titled “Novel Role of Bacteriophages in IBD.”