#133 – Jeniffer Hernadez and Animesh Ray NIH Grant

KGI Associate Professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences Dr. Jeniffer Hernandez and Professor Dr. Animesh Ray have been selected as 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Transformative Research Award recipients as part of the NIH Common Fund’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program. This fund supports inherently risky and untested projects that can potentially create or overturn fundamental science, technology, and medicine paradigms.

For the project, the team is developing a computer assessment procedure for predicting the structure of antibodies that could effectively neutralize a previously unknown antigen or a novel virus that might emerge in the future. These findings could have a tremendous impact on any emerging pandemic.

In the podcast, Ray and Hernandez sit down to talk about the project and its implications for society.