1995 Seed Grants Archive

Dr. James R. Brorson
Presynaptic effects of the B-amyloid peptide
1995 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Philip H. Cogen
Allelotype analysis and etiologic studies of primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs)
1995 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Edwin H. Cook, Jr.
Fluoxetine effects on cerebral glucose metabolism in autistic disorder
1995 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Fernette Eide
Synaptic function of neurotrophin growth factors at the nueromuscular junction
1995 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. William N. Green
Regions of neuronal acetylcholine and 5HT3 receptors involved in subunit assembly
1995 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Elizabeth A. Grove
Control of neuronal cell identity in the hippocampus
1995 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Un Jung Kang
Characterization of GTP cyclohydrolase 1 mutations found in patients with dystonia and parkinsonism
1995 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Dimitria A. Mangoura
U-opioid receptors activate tyrosine kinases to regulate neuronal focal adhesions
1995 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Peggy Mason
Physiological identification of afferents to pontomedullary serotonergic neurons
1995 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Yang Yi Peng
Presynaptic calcium oscillation and peptide release
1995 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Clifton W. Ragsdale, Jr.
Motif-biased RNA fingerprinting to identify novel brain regulatory genes
1995 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Raymond P. Roos   
Use of adenoviruses in gene therapy of neurological and neurosurgical disorders
1995 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Nancy B. Schwartz   
Response elements in the aggrecan promoter during neuronal differentiation
1995 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Wei-Jen Tang
Reconstitution of dopamine specific activation of adenylyn cyclase in E. coli
1995 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Vernon Leo Towle   
An empirical test of theories of cognitive function
1995 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Paul Vezina
D-1 and D-2 dopamine receptors and the behavioral expression of sensitization in brain dopamine neurotransmission
1995 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Other Grants

Lindsay M. De Biase, Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles
The Role of Microglial Lysosomes in Selective Neuronal Vulnerability
Synapses, the sites of signaling between neurons in the brain, play essential roles in learning, memory, and the health of neurons themselves. An enduring mystery is why some neurons are…
How the Nervous System Constructs Internal Models of the External World
As animals navigate their environments, they construct internal models of the external sensory world and use these models to guide their behavior. This ability to incorporate ongoing sensory stimuli into…
Xiaojing Gao, Ph.D., Stanford University
When Neural Circuits Meet Molecular Circuits: Quantitative Genetic Manipulation with Single-cell Consistency
Cells are the building blocks of our bodies. We get sick when the cells “misbehave”. The way modern gene therapies work is to introduce genes, fragments of DNA molecules that…
Rafiq Huda, Ph.D., Rutgers University
Conducting the Orchestra of Movement—Functional Role of Striatal Astrocytes in Health and Disease
Movement requires coordinated activity across a large brain-wide network. The striatum is a particularly important part of this circuit; it integrates motor-related information from many distinct brain regions to regulate…