Research team from LUMS wins World Bank research grant to study COVID-19

The recent pandemic has affected millions of lives globally and hundreds of thousands in Pakistan. Scientists, health workers, governments and organisations all around the world are using all the resources at their disposal to address the multilayered impact of COVID-19. Joining in this effort are researchers from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), the University said on Thursday.

“Dr. Shaper Mirza, Associate Professor, Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE), LUMS and her team have recently been awarded PKR 12 million as a Rapid Research Grant by The World Bank and the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan, to conduct a study and dig out epidemiological patterns through immune profiling to observe how the human body responds to the COVID-19 infection.”

“I opted for major immune profiling because that’s my niche. I decided to go a little deeper into the immune responses and look into the cells and the pathways in particular, and how they are modulated by the presence of this virus,” explains Dr. Mirza. 

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