Drs. Kehn-Hall and Jacobs (Co-PI, MRIGlobal) have received a three year grant from DTRA

Dr. Kylene Kehn-Hall and Dr. Jonathan Jacobs (Co-PI, MRIGlobal) have received a three year grant from DTRA entitled “Interactions of Alphaviruses with the Host MicroRNA Processing Machinery”. This project also involves a collaboration with Dr. Jonathan Dinman’s laboratory at University of Maryland. The objective of this grant is to determine the importance and mechanism of specific miRNAs in alphavirus replication, thereby understanding their potential as a host based therapeutic target.