Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine received a $ 2 million grant to help develop tools for research in animals and humans. The grant is used to launch a shared resource for pathology and genomic research.
The school says it will not only help researchers understand the pathology of infectious diseases in animals, but will also lead to improvements in the treatment and prevention of disease in humans. According to Dr. Heather Gardner, one of the challenges in developing therapies for the prevention and treatment of diseases in humans is to have a good model system to study these diseases.
“The goal here is really to ensure that these animal models are well suited to the disease being studied so that more vaccines, treatment options, and prevention strategies will be successful when they are eventually used in humans,” said Dr. Called Gardner.
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center awarded the grant to Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.