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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: The role of sex in the life cycle of Pneumocystis
Principal Investigator:

Melanie T. Cushion

Location: Cincinnati, OH
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Pneumocystis spp. are obligate fungal pathogens that cause a fatal pneumonia (PCP) in immunocompromised hosts. Few drugs are effective against PCP and there have been no new therapies for its treatment in decades. Typically, PCP has been associated with patients infected with HIV, however, the fulminate pneumonia, PCP, and colonization with Pneumocystis jirovecii (the species infecting humans) are emerging clinical problems in newly susceptible populations in the general and veterans’ population...

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