June 15, 2016

 

 Winn awards grants for feline health studies

​Posted June 1, 2016

The Winn Feline Foundation has awarded more than $140,000 in 10 grants for feline health studies.

The foundation awarded grants for the following studies:

  • “cfDNA and liquid biopsy—a novel diagnostic approach for melanocytic tumors,” Drs. Barbara Nell and Jessica Rushton, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, $5,188.
  • “Efficacy of a new treatment for cats with ronidazole-resistant Tritrichomonas foetus infection,” Drs. Jody Gookin and Mark Papich, North Carolina State University, $24,585.
  • “Precision medicine for felines,” Leslie A. Lyons, PhD, and Barbara Gandolfi, PhD, University of Missouri, $4,900.
  • “Evaluating new drug compounds for treating feline coronavirus, a continuation study,” Drs. Brian Murphy and Niels Pedersen, University of California-Davis, $12,175.
  • “Mefloquine’s potential to inhibit FIPV infection in the cat,” Drs. Merran Govendir and Jacqueline Norris, The University of Sydney, $11,750.
  • “Exploring humoral responses to non-structural proteins of feline coronaviruses,” Dr. Magdalena Dunowska, Massey University, New Zealand, $25,000.
  • “Holter monitoring in the home environment for cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy,” Dr. Katherine Scollan, Oregon State University, $16,330.
  • “Seeking genetic markers of Abyssinian/Somali hereditary amyloidosis,” Dr. Maria Longheri, University of Milan, and Leslie A. Lyons, PhD, University of Missouri, $6,900
  • “Evaluation of DNA variants associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the Persian cat,” Dr. Kathryn Meurs; North Carolina State University, $23,531.
  • “Phenotypic characterization of cardiomyopathy in Birman cats—a phase two continuation study,” Dr. Virginia Luis Fuentes, University of London, $10,812.