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Dean’s Office will provide your proposal Crosstalk Between Coagulation and Inflammation in Coronavirus Infection with Boost funding. The Boost award will provide $25,000 to help sustain current project and obtain preliminary data during the resubmission and review process.

Dr. Silvio Antoniak received a UNC School of Medicine Boost Grant to further investigate the recently in PNAS published findings that SARS-CoV-2 virus derived peptides contribute to hyperinflammation and coagulation activation in coronavirus infection. The aim of the project is to further show that the viral peptides act similar to the body’s own antimicrobial peptides in SARS-CoV-2 infected mouse lungs.