WRCE Developmental Research Program
The Western Regional Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Disease Research (WRCE) Developmental Research program takes advantage of emergent technology and new research opportunities. The objective of these awards is to support innovative, cutting-edge research in areas that may yield discoveries that translate into the creation of new vaccines and/or diagnostics directed against NIAID Category A, B, and C priority pathogens and emerging infectious disease agents.
Developmental Projects are highly-focused, two-year projects, and must address on of the three WRCE research themes.
Three Developmental Projects are currently being funded. Please use the navigation tools on the left-hand side of this page or click on the titles (below) to read a description of the project.
- DP006. Quantitative Mapping of CD8+ T-cell Responses during Chikungunya Vaccination. Navin Varadarajan, University of Houston, Hosuton, TX. This project is in Theme 2.
- DP007. Aerosol Vaccination Against Ebola Virus. Alexander Bukreyev, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX. This project is in Theme 2.
- DP008. Development and Characterization of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Vaccine Candidates. Dennis Bente, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX. This project is in Theme 2.