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SMB faculty researchers Mike Konkel and Rey Carabeo have garnered new grants to fuel their work on infectious bacterial pathogens.

Jan 9, 2017
SMB faculty researchers Mike Konkel and Rey Carabeo have garnered new grants to fuel their work on infectious bacterial pathogens.  Dr. Konkel secured a new R21 grant for two years investigating Campylobacter jejuni, a leading global cause of bacterial foodborne disease.  Dr. Konkel’s grant supports work using a unique pig model of human disease that was developed in his SMB lab.  Dr. Carabeo was funded through a new RO1 grant for almost $2 million over 5 years focused on characterizing the effects of Chlamydia’s protein TarP on human cells during infection.  Congratulations to Drs. Konkel and Carabeo!