HSV (herpes simplex) is an important viral pathogen that infects billions of people around the world and is associated with significant morbidity. The team at Keith Jerome's Lab, which is a part of Fred Hutch, has done extensive research into HSV (herpes simplex) and is testing a potential HSV cure through a gene editing treatment. Doctor Jerome is personally well aware about the need for better HSV treatments.
Due to strong support, the fundraiser's goal of $50,000 was exceeded in 2019, the first fundraising year. Dr. Jerome's team has been using the funds collected through this fundraiser to test this treatment in guinea pigs before the funds for such testing were available from the NIH. It means that the donations from the community have made an important difference, possibly helping to bring a cure forward in time.
Because of the popular support for this cause, the target goal has now been increased to $100K.
Thank you all for your tremendous support!
Please note that, when making a donation, you may receive a message thanking you for your donation towards cancer research. Such messages reflect Fred Hutch's traditional research focus. Please rest assured that all donations made through this page, will go towards Dr. Jerome's HSV research.