Congratulations to Emma Mohr, MD, PhD, on her award from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID). This mentored clinical scientist research career development award (K08 AI139341) provides 75% protected time for Dr. Mohr’s research with an award of $989,820 over 5 years. Her project, “Defining maternal and neonatal antibody responses in congenital Zika virus infection” aims to define the relationship between the antibody response during congenital ZIKV infection and outcomes of infection. Determining the relationship between the fetomaternal immune response and these different infection phenotypes is critical to defining the immune response which limits fetal harm and can be used to design effective immunotherapies.
Emma Mohr, MD, PhD