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Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis receives NIH Award

November 02, 2023

Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis receives NIH Award

By Emily Hayhurst

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis & her Co-PIs on receiving one of six 2023 NIH Director’s Transformative Research Awards!

The awarded project,Unraveling Microprotein Biology with an Evolutionary-Immunological Framework”, examines microproteins and how they may interact with our immune systems, triggering false alarms and leading to autoimmune diseases. Or over time, the proteins could persist and potentially evolve useful functions, such as the ability to protect us from viral infections.

Part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, this award was established in 2009 to promote cross-cutting, interdisciplinary approaches and supports individuals and teams of investigators who propose research that could potentially create or challenge existing paradigms.

Read the full Pitt Wire feature on the award here!