Dr. Deborah J. Lenschow, M.D., Ph.D, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is one of twelve researchers to be selected as part of Pew’s 2021 class of Innovation Fund investigators.

The aim of the fund is to support six research teams made up of alumni of Pew’s biomedical programs as they work in an interdisciplinary fashion to tackle pressing questions in human biology and disease.

According to the announcement, Dr. Lenschow, who is a 2008 Pew biomedical scholar, will collaborate with geneticist Gabrielle Kardon of the University of Utah to research how the chikungunya virus, a mosquito-borne pathogen that causes fever, rash, and arthritis in humans, leads to chronic and persistent symptoms even after infection subsides.

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