Fraser awarded $2.9M NIH grant to fight viral diseases

Author: Marissa Gebhard


Malcom Fraser has been awarded a five–year, $2,989,065 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop novel approaches to control several of the world’s most pervasive viral diseases: Yellow Fever, Dengue and Chikungunya.

Fraser, the Rev. Julius A. Nieuwland, CSC Professor of Biological Sciences and Fellow of the Eck Institute for Global Health, is a world–class virologist known for his innovative approaches. For this study, his research will focus on the development of mosquitoes that are genetically resistant to infection with these human pathogens, thus interrupting the transmission of disease pathogens from mosquito to human.