Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Dr. Pandey Receives R21 Grant from NIH/NIA
Dr. Janardan Pandey received a R21 Grant from National Institute on Aging titled, “Genetic Markers of IgG and Cytomegalovirus Immunoevasion in Alzheimer Disease.” About half the people aged 85 or over suffer from Alzheimer disease. Increasing evidence implicates cytomegalovirus, a common herpesvirus, in this disease, and this project aims to investigate how certain genes influence immunity to this virus in patients with Alzheimer disease. Results of this investigation may help identify novel targets of immunotherapy against this disorder.