Sean F. Monaghan, MD, FACS

Sean F. Monaghan, M.D. awarded NIH R35 funding for “Improving Sepsis Care with Deep RNA Sequencing Data”

Sean F. Monaghan, M.D. was awarded NIH R35 funding for “Improving Sepsis Care with Deep RNA Sequencing Data” from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Dr. Monaghan is currently an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School and a member of the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care and the Division of Surgical Research within the Department of Surgery. His research focuses on using RNA sequencing data and computational biology to understand RNA splicing in critically ill trauma and surgical patients. Dr. Monaghan has previously used acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) as a model disease but now focuses on obtaining samples from patients with sepsis. It is hoped that this funding will promote past work (and related patents) and transition the findings to clinical relevant diagnostic tests and novel therapies for sepsis.