Dec 09, 2014 |
Veterinary Medicine receives Gates Foundation grant to study norovirus
Ralph A. Tripp, a professor of infectious diseases, will lead a team in pursuit of innovative global health and development research on norovirus.
The illness can be serious for young children and older adults—and causes up to 200,000 deaths a year in children under 5 years of age in developing countries.
Dr. Tripp and his research team are receiving $100,000 to engineer mammalian cell lines that support norovirus and related enteric virus replication by silencing non-essential virus resistance genes in vaccine cell lines.