Dr. Todd Brusko, Associate Professor in the Experimental Pathology Division and Diabetes Institute at the University of Florida, was awarded $1.78M from the Leona & Harry Helmsley Charitable Trust for a three year project on Type 1 Diabetes.
Title: HUMAN ATLAS of NEONATAL DEVELOPMENT and EARLY LIFE-IMMUNITY (HANDEL-I)
The goal of this research is to elucidate immune system developmental over the first decade of life with a focus on immunologically active sites such as the bone marrow, thymus, lymphoid organs, and mucosal tissues. We hypothesize that early life events shape lymphocyte activation, differentiation, and compartmentalization in tissues and establish immune homeostasis or trigger autoimmunity, including T1D. The grant is based out of the University of Florida and conducted in collaboration with Dr. Donna Farber of Columbia University.
Congratulations to Dr. Brusko!