Researcher Awarded Over $500,000 from NIH/NIAID

Haoquan Wu, Ph.D., assistant professor in the TTUHSC at El Paso Center of Excellence in Infectious Diseases, was recently awarded two grants from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease totaling over half a million dollars. Dr. Wu received $377,500 for his research titled “Identifying host factors involved in HIV-induced cell death with CRISPR-mediated” and $151,000 for his research on “Suppressing HIV infection by disrupting CCR5 with double nicking CRISPR-Cas9 syst”.