June 20, 2019

Three new grants to fund food allergy research

The Mary H Weiser Food Allergy Center is pleased to announce that three University of Michigan researchers are this year's recipients of the Michigan Food Allergy Research Accelerator Program (M-FARA) Pilot Research Grants.   

The one-year, $50,000 grants are funded by the Michigan Food Allergy Research Accelerator Program (M-FARA), which is provided by a gift from an anonymous donor.  This gift aims to establish a program designed to transform how individuals understand the fundamental mechanisms that are driving an increase in food allergy rates in both children and young adults. Additionally, the program seeks to develop innovative strategies to diagnose and treat food allergies. 

The recipients and their projects are: 

  • Taeko Noah, Ph.D. – Research Investigator, MHWFAC

Tuft cells as a driver of reactivity to food allergens

  •  Catherine Ptaschinski, Ph.D. – Assistant Research Professor, Department of Pathology 

Role of the intestinal epithelial barrier on the development of Food Allergy

  •  Chase Schuler, M.D. – Assistant Clinical Professor, Allergy Division, Dept of Medicine.  

Investigating biomarkers and mechanisms of food anaphylaxis

Congratulations to all of the recipients of the M-FARA Pilot Grants.

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