A $2 million National Institutes of Health grant to UB’s Hunter James Kelly Research Institute
will fund a novel approach into understanding and ultimately curing Krabbe’s Disease, the disease that killed Hunter James Kelly, the son of Jim and Jill Kelly for whom the institute was named. “Krabbe is a devastating neurological disease of newborn babies, bringing them, unfortunately, to die within a few years of life," said M. Laura Feltri, MD
, professor of biochemistry
, and co-director of the institute.