Research-Related Updates Regarding COVID-19

MU officials continue to closely monitor the outbreak of the respiratory illness. The University remains open; however, supervisors and employees are strongly encouraged to work remotely. Please refer to MU Alert for the latest updates and information.

Pursuant to the directive of working remotely, the Office of Research and Economic Development has issued the directive to ramp down on-campus research efforts. Please refer to this email (PDF) for further information.

The Office of Research and Economic Development has created a page for Research-Related Updates Regarding COVID-19 to provide information and guidance for our research community to facilitate research continuity during the coronavirus outbreak.

Research News

 

Photo of  Leslie Lyons, professor of comparative medicine at the MU College of Veterinary MedicineGene hunting: The power of precision medicine

Researchers have located a specific mutation in the gene responsible for causing Chédiak-Higashi syndrome, a rare condition that weakens the immune system. In their new study, Leslie Lyons, professor of comparative medicine at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, and Reuben Buckley, a postdoctoral fellow, found the answer by creating a DNA map of a domestic cat with the syndrome.

 

Photo of Robert Thomen, assistant professor of radiology and bioengineering, Talissa Altes, MD, chair of the Department of Radiology, and Steve Van Doren, professor of biochemistryHeartSpeed: Fast cardiac MRIs with the freedom to breathe

A team of researchers at the School of Medicine, including Robert Thomen, assistant professor of radiology and bioengineering, Talissa Altes, MD, chair of the Department of Radiology, and Steve Van Doren, professor of biochemistry, have created HeartSpeed. The project uses data analysis software to eliminate the need for patients to hold their breath.

 

ResearchFRST

The Office of Research and Economic Development continues to invest in our existing faculty through ResearchFRST. The program offers resources, support and training that enable professional development, large interdisciplinary project grant support, research incentive programs, innovation technology development and implementation, and Core Facilities support.

The ResearchFRST Development Series will host our next two workshops virtually.

Finding Funding
12 - 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 10

Resubmitting Your Proposal: Tips for Success
12 - 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 17

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