2013-Quarter 1



Dr. Louise Temple

JMU Louise TempleTitle:

Finding and Analyzing Methicillin Resistance Genes in Viruses from Environmental Samples in the Shenandoah Valley: a Partnership between JMU and VCU


Principal Investigator:

PI: Dr. Louise Temple
Co-PI: Dr. Gordon Archer, MD, VCU


This collaborative research proposal will develop a faculty/student partnership in authentic research that will be ongoing for the next 2 to 3 years.  JMU students involved in this project will preform research in the summer and spend several weeks at VCU partnering with Dr. Archer and a PhD student. Students at JMU will build on a pilot study conducted in an advanced ISAT research class at JMU and work by a clinician and a graduate student at VCU. To enhance collaboration researchers will utilize the video conferencing capabilities at both universities to hold virtual lab meeting every month. In addition, this grant will fund research that will lead to the submission of a join proposal to the Commonwealth Research Board in Fall 2013.

Awarded Funding: