Immunology and Infectious Disease Grants
The overarching goal of the Immunology Research Program Area is to define unique and evolutionarily conserved features of canine immune response pathways, and to determine how these pathways initiate, sustain, moderate, and resolve immune responses in dogs. This program supports basic science and clinical research into the pathophysiology of immune-mediated disease, the molecular and genetic basis of immune-mediated disease and the identification of potential therapeutic drugs that reduce the pathology associated with immune-mediated disease.
The Immunology Research Program is combined with the Infectious Disease Research Program because there is substantial overlap in protection against and resolution of pathogenic infection and immunity against pathogens.
Recently funded grant titles:
- Defining the Unique Genetic Markers in Dogs That Define Immune Function, Disease Resistance and Tissue Transplantation
- Defining the Mechanism of Severe, Life-Threatening Bleeding Disorders in Dogs
- Defining the Genetic Susceptibility to Granulomatous Colitis, a Severe Form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Defining the Genetic Basis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Decreasing the Mortality Rate of Shock through Enhanced Monitoring of Tissue Oxygen Levels
The AKC Canine Health Foundation funds research in 18 different Research Program Areas. These program areas enable the Foundation to create depth in our research portfolio and help us to be responsive to the health concerns of our constituents.
Help Future Generations of Dogs
Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.