Professor David Low Receives Grand Challenges Exploration Grant

May 26, 2016

UC Santa Barbara announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations grant winner; CGE is an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. David Low, a professor in UCSB’s Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project titled “Strategy for development of enteric pathogen-specific T2 bacteriophage targeting the essential outer membrane protein BamA.”

GCE funds individuals worldwide to explore ideas that can break the mold in how we solve persistent global health and development challenges. Low’s project is one of more than 40 GCE grants announced today by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

To receive funding, Low and other GCE winners demonstrated a bold idea in one of five critical global heath and development topic areas.


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