|Integrated Exchange and Storage of Current- and Future-Generation Immunogenomic Data|
NIH R01AI128775Mar 1, 2017 - Feb 28, 2027
Role: Principal Investigator
Description: The Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) and Killer-cell Immunoglobulin-like Receptor (KIR) genes are highly complex and varied when compared to the rest of the human genome, but are central for understanding the genetic basis of disease and for improving human health. The system of tools, standards and services that we are building will maximize the use of current and future forms of data for the HLA and KIR genes, facilitating clinical therapies and giving clinicians easier access to research findings. The expanded HLA|COVID-19 Database will serve as a community resource for studying the relationship of HLA and KIR gene variants with many human diseases.