1996 Seed Grants Archive

Dr. James R. Brorson                   
Mitochondrial dysfunction in beta amyloid peptide toxicity   
1996 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago   

Dr. Edwin H. Cook, Jr.   
A molecular genetic analysis of obsessive-compulsive disorder                   
1996 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago  

Dr. Glyn Dawson               
Pathogenesis of infantile ceroid lipofuscinosis (CLNI)                       
1996 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Fernette Eide
A novel approach to gene therapy in an animal model of Alzheimer’s disease           
1996 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago  

Dr. William N. Green
Cloning and characterization of neuronal alpha-bungarotoxin receptor subunits           
1996 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago  

Dr. Elizabeth A. Grove   
Role of new member of the Wnt gene family in the generation of choroid plexus           
1996 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago       

Dr. Khaled M. Houamed       
Molecular properties of metabotropic glutamate receptors                   
1996 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago  

Dr. Un Jung Kang       
Development of non-drug-induced spontaneous behavioral tests for a rat model of Parkinson’s disease: Forepaw adjusting steps                                   
1996 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago                                                   

Dr. Richard P. Kraig
Inflammation and B-amyloid in Alzheimer’s disease                       
1996 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago                                               

Dr. R. Loch Macdonald
Role of endothelins in cerebral vasopsasm                           
1996 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago      

Dr. Dimitria A. Mangoura
Opioid receptors activate tyrosine kinase to regulate neuronal cortical cytoskeleton       
1996 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago 

Dr. Peggy Mason   
Opioid inputs to pontomedullary serotonergic cells                       
1996 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago                                                   

Dr. John G. Milton   
Hybrid electronic devices for the treatment of epilepsy                       
1996 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago 

Dr. Doris K. Patneau   

Is desensitization of AMPA receptors modulated by protein phosphorylation           

1996 Seed Grant

The University of Chicago   

Dr. Yang Yi Peng
Heterogeneity of presynaptic calcium transients in individual presynaptic boutons and its effects on neuropeptide transmission                                   
1996 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago                                                   

Dr. Clifton W. Ragsdale, Jr.
Axon guidance mechanisms in the corticostriatal pathway                   
1996 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago      

Dr. Betty C. Soliven   
Glial growth factors as chemo attractants for oligodendrocytes                   
1996 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago                                                   

Dr. Paul Vezina       
NMDA receptors and amphetamine sensitization                       
1996 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago                                                   

Dr. Hugh R. Wilson   
Higher visual function: perception of gage direction                       
1996 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…