Jai Marathe, MBBS, MS Recipient of the 2022 Sexual Medicine Research Award
Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Medicine/Infectious Diseases Jai Marathe, MBBS, MS for being one of four recepiets of the 2022 Sexual Medicine Research Award. Jai Marathe, MBBS, MS and her team develop products that prevent both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STI), including HIV-1. The monoclonal antibody (mAb), Human Contraception Antibody (HCA), rapidly agglutinates and immobilizes sperm and anti-HIV and anti-Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) mAbs neutralize HIV-1 and HSV-2. They will evaluate the feasibility of delivering these antibodies using sexual lubricants and bioadhesive gels for on-demand non-hormonal male contraception and STI protection.