Request for Research Proposals


Human Paratuberculosis Foundation is pleased to announce that it is seeking research proposals from qualified applicants that will advance our knowledge about the role that Mycobacterium avium spp. paratuberculosis (MAP) plays in human disease. MAP has been detected in significantly higher numbers in patients with Crohn’s disease, Type 1 Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Sarcoidosis, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Psoriasis, and emerging research indicates that MAP may be involved in other conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Blau Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus. It has been shown that patients with these conditions have genetic vulnerabilities which may hinder the immune system’s ability to correctly recognize pathogens, predisposing them to bacteria such as MAP.

Human Para now seeks to sponsor innovative research projects which will add to our understanding of MAP’s role in human disease. For further details and instructions on how to submit a proposal, please see the following Application Instructions.


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