DARPA Contract Awarded

Dr. Juan Gutierrez and Dr. Jessica Kissinger are two of 40 established investigators involved in the THoR’s HAMMER project, which was recently funded through a $6.4 million contract.

The Defense Advances Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) are supporting the project which focuses on malaria and its effects on human and non-human primate hosts.

Both Dr. Gutierrez and Dr. Kissinger will supervise a number of Bioinformatics graduate students over the course of the project, and will collaborate with scientists across the globe. The ultimate goal being therapeutic interventions with the aim of reducing disease severity and death.

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