|Rebeca Rico-Hesse, Ph.D.|
Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research
|Development of Animal Model of Dengue Virus Pathogenesis
2004 Infrastructure Award in Global Infectious Disease
The Ellison Medical Foundation awarded $50,000 to support the development of an animal model of dengue virus pathogenesis that mimics human disease. This model, to be developed from reconstituted NOD/SCID mice, will help advance knowledge on this emerging disease, which currently has no treatment, and could be used to test human vaccines and antivirals to prevent its spread.