CETI Awarded $5.4 Million Grant


Posted: Jun 17, 2014 - 12:00pm

CETI researchers

The Center for Evolutionary and Theoretical Immunology (CETI), which is centered in the Biology Department, under the direction of Distinguished Professor Eric (Sam) Loker, was recently awarded $5.4 million for five years from The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program.

This is the third and final phase of COBRE funding. Phases I and II totaled $21.1 million. Loker, who is also the PI, has been overseeing CETI for the past 11 years.

CETI’s thematic focus area, in evolutionary-comparative and theoretical immunology, stems from a unique confluence of faculty with shared interests in the Departments of Biology and Computer Science at UNM and at the Los Alamos National Laboratories.  With COBRE support, since 2003, CETI has employed approximately 95 people and has contributed significantly to the physical research facilities on campus.  CETI investigators have now published 634 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Nature, Science, PNAS and many other top tier journals, and successfully competed for $57.4 million (this includes phases I & II of COBRE funding)  in research funds.

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