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Fouda receives R01 to address how HIV-specific antibody responses develop in children

Friday, March 8, 2019
Genevieve Giny Fouda Amou'ou

Congratulations to Genevieve Giny Fouda Amou’ou, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases, for receiving her R01, titled: Neutralizing and non-neutralizing antibody effector functions in HIV infected children.

Fouda’s team will utilize available samples from completed pediatric studies to address important questions about HIV antibody responses in early life. The knowledge gained will provide insights to guide the development of a pediatric vaccine to prevent adolescent HIV infection. Because of differences between adult and early life immune systems, it is critical to understand how HIV-specific antibody responses develop in children.

Additional collaborators on the project include: Kevin Saunders, PhD; Justin Pollara, PhD; M. Anthony Moody, MD; and David Montefiori, PhD