The Univeristy of Melbourne The Royal Melbourne Hopspital

A joint venture between The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease study grant

Kent group
Group leader(s): Professor Stephen Kent
Collaborator(s): Yangon Children's Hospital, University of Pittsburgh School of the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Funding: National Institute of Health

The grant will fund nonhuman primate experiments to understand disease mechanisms and explore a potential therapeutic approach. Then, extending from the laboratory to the field, the researchers will investigate whether the same findings are true for children living in Myanmar, where rates of HIV and TB are both high.