DoM Faculty Member Receives 2024 Sexual Medicine Research Fund Award

Join us in congratulating Jai Marathe, MBBS, MS in receiving the 2024 Sexual Medicine Research Fund Award!

Jai Marathe, MBBS, MS, assistant professor of medicine/infectious diseases, and her team are developing monoclonal antibody-based products that can prevent sexually transmitted infections as well as pregnancy. Complement proteins participate in a number of antibody mediated immunological functions such as cell lysis, opsonization/phagocytosis and chemotaxis. The researchers will measure complement levels and activity in vaginal secretions and study the diffusion and function of a contraceptive anti-sperm antibody (Anti-CD52g) in vaginal and cervical mucus.