William V. Power Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Jeremy Thorner has been awarded a Senior Investigator Award from the American Asthma Foundation in collaboration with Assistant Professor of Immunology and Pathogenesis Greg Barton.

The project will pursue whether fundamental observations made in yeast can be applied to provide new insights about the molecular basis of a human disease, in this case, the predisposition to contracting asthma at a young age.