Michael Marusich, Ph.D., mAbDx, and Carl Hauser, M.D., Harvard, awarded collaborative Mérieux Research Grant to identify and characterize new mtDAMPs that drive systemic inflammation after trauma

Mon 01 July 2013

mAbDx is pleased to announce that Michael Marusich, Ph.D., mAbDx, and Carl Hauser, M.D., Harvard, have been awarded a collaborative Mérieux Research Grant to identify new mitochondrial Damage Associated Molecular Patterns (mtDAMPs) that drive Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) after trauma.  Post-trauma SIRS is a common, potentially life-threatening complication caused by accidents, injuries and surgical procedures.  New biomarkers of SIRS, such as mtDAMPs, and diagnostics for early identification of patients at risk of severe SIRS are needed to help improve patient care.