Gumienny awarded USDA grant

Tina Gumienny (biology) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for her project aimed at identifying surface coat lipids of a free‐living roundworm and a pig parasitic roundworm and understanding the molecular mechanisms controlling production of the roundworm’s protective lipid surface barrier layer. The goal is to identify novel targets for anthelmintic drug development and thereby provide a foundation for developing novel anthelmintic approaches to protect crops and livestock from nematode infection. (11-28-18)