Two CFAES projects receive COVID-19 funding

Two projects led by CFAES researchers were awarded funding in the second round of Ohio State’s COVID-19 Seed Funding, announced on April 23:

Yongyang Cai, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, will forecast the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the food and agricultural sectors of Ohio, and also on households during the post-outbreak recovery period through 2050.

Scott Kenney, Food Animal Health Research Program, will test nanoparticle vaccines for their ability to produce protective immune responses using swine as vaccine test candidates.

A total of seven projects from across the university received $204,000 in the second round of the funding program.

Ohio State’s Office of Research launched the program in April, aiming to rapidly address critical health and community problems associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The office has also announced the awardees in the first and third rounds of funding.