ITI Seed Grants 2016-18

The Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection (ITI)

Announcing the Recipients of the 2016-18 ITI Seed Grants and Young Investigator Awards
funded by:

  • The Marion Avery Family Seed Grant Endowment for ITI
  • The Dean's office, Stanford School of Medicine
  • CHRI Funding
  • The Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection (ITI)


Grants for Faculty Researchers

The following faculty researchers each received $50,000 to fund their projects:

Eric A. Appel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Mark M. Davis, PhD
Development of Single Injection Vaccines by Leveraging Biomaterial Technologies
Eugene Butcher, MD, Pathology and Juliana
Idoyaga, PhD, M&I
Branching developmental pathways through high dimensional single cell analysis in trajectory space: application to tissue-tropic dendritic cell development and the blood endothelial response to immunization
Shirit Einav, MD, M&I,  Stephen Quake, PhD, Bioengineering, Purvesh Khatri, PhD, ITI Identification of patients at risk of developing severe dengue infection
Stephen Galli, MD, Pathology Detection and quantification of basophil activation during allergic reactions using a new avidin-based diagnostic tool
Desiree Labeaud, MD, Pediatrics ID, Holden Maecker, PhD, M&I, Scott Boyd, MD, Pathology Characterizing the Effects of Antenatal Parasitic Infection on Fetal Immune System Development
Matthew P Lungren MD MPH, Radiology, Christopher Contag PhD, M&I In-vivo imaging of phage therapy kinetics in eradication of biofilm-associated pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection
Emmanual Mignot, MD, PhD, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Genetics of T cell response to trivalent flu vaccination and relevance to narcolepsy

Grants for Young Investigators

The following young investigators each received $25,000 to fund their projects:

Siyuan Ding, PhD, M&I Genetic Interrogation of Host Factors Essential to Rotavirus Infection
Eliver Ghosn, PhD, Genetics Regenerative potential of human fetal versus adult HSC transplantation: B lymphocytes and macrophages heterogeneity
Hedwich Kuipers, PhD, Infectious Diseases Heparan sulfate – IL-2 interactions in the control of autoimmunity
Marc Lucia Perez, PhD, Surgery Defining the CD8+ T-cell receptor and functional profile in T cell-mediated allograft rejection
Vamsee Mallajosyula, PhD, ITI Delineating how the CD4+ T cell response to influenza vaccination in humans relates to the antibody response
Brooke Ann Napier, PhD, M&I Determining the diagnostic and therapeutic power of complement-receptor C3aR in human sepsis
Nicole Paulk, PhD, Pediatrics Sexually dimorphic viral-host interactions in pediatric liver diseases
Heshan Peiris, PhD, Developmental Biology Targeted immunosuppression and delivery of therapeutics to human pancreatic islets with chimeric antigen receptor T regulatory cells