The Neuroscience Research Institute (NRI) is pleased to announce a Request for Applications for 2023 Seed Grants for innovative translational studies related to neurological diseases. Click on the PDF link for more details.
Diana Acosta, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar - Neuroscience (Fu Lab)
"Uncovering the role of cholesterol transporter, GRAMD1B, in the development and spread of tau pathology"
Jeff Atkinson, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar - Neurology (Segal Lab)
"Age-associated glial cell dysregulation in CNS autoimmune disease"
Mark Hester, PhD
Assistant Professor - NCH Institute of Genomic Medicine
"Investigating molecular mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental deficits in a patient caused by biallelic variants in SPATA5"
Nhat Le, PhD
Assistant Professor - Cancer Biology & Genetics
"Employ nanobody-based proteolysis targeting chimera to therapeutically target neurodegenerative disease"
2022 Seed Grant Awardees
Maria Balch, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar - Neurology
"Impact of Central Nervous System Injury on Form
and Function of the Neuromuscular Junction"
Elucidation of the cellular and molecular alterations within paretic muscle tissue
following injury to the brain or spinal cord.
Michael Butler, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar - Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research
"The Impact of Western Diet Consumption on T-cell Brain Infiltration in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease"
Comprehensive assessment of a western diet on brain infiltration and reactivity of proinflammatory T-cells, Alzheimer's Disease pathology, and cognitive deficits.
Jerusha Naidoo, PhD
Research Scientist - Neurosurgery
"Novel Intracranial Delivery of AAV-based Gene Therapy for Sensorineural Hearing Loss"
Comparison of cochlea transduction efficiency of multiple AAV vector serotypes following intracranial administration.
"Markers of Biological Aging in Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis"
Investigation of the association of multiple mechanisms of biological aging in Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis patients with disease outcomes.
2021 Seed Grant Awardees
Faith Brennan, PhD
Research Scientist - Neuroscience
"Understanding microglial control of central nervous system disease and repair with spatiotemporal resolution"