Dr. Barton gave a lecture on “Regulation and function of the Toll-like receptor family” today upon accepting the “Biosciences Investigator Award” at the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Immunologists in Baltimore.
The University of California at Berkeley scientist won an LRI grant in 2007 to examine his novel hypothesis on why the lupus immune system reacts to its own DNA. He subsequently published a key paper in the December 2008 issue of the top journal, Nature, and also secured $1.65 million from the NIH/NAID to expand on his research findings.
“The LRI has been a key source of funding for my lab, especially in the early years when we were just getting started.”
Congratulations, Dr. Barton!