1997 Seed Grants Archive

Dr. Barry G. W. Arnason and Dr. R. Loch Macdonald                       
Monolight 3010C luminometer
1997 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. James R. Brorson                       
Energy depletion in the neurotoxicity of nitric oxide                       
1997 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Fernette Eide               
Effect of ApoE4 in a transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease               
1997 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. William N. Green                                   
Mechanisms regulating the expression of neuronal bungarotxin sites               
1997 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Elizabeth A. Grove                   
Molecular mechanisms of choroid plexus development                       
1997 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Khaled M. Houamed                            
Structure and regulation of human SK potassium channel genes                   
1997 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Un Jung Kang               
Reactive oxygen species in dopaminergic neurons                       
1997 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Richard P. Kraig       
Eicosanoids, NO and microglial reaction to B-amyloid                       
1997 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. David N. Levin
Normal pressure hydrocephalus: Can a treatable dementia be diagnosed with MRI?       
1997 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Dimitria A. Mangoura   
Regulation of neuronal cortical cytoskeleton                           
1997 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Peggy Mason
A laser-based thermal stimulator                               
1997 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Daniel Scot McGeHee   
Presynaptic nicotinic receptors in the control of synaptic transmission               
1997 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. John G. Milton
Oscillations and multistability in neuromuscular control                       
1997 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Doris K. Patneau
Organotypic hippocampal slice cultures for study of AMPA receptors in identified neurons   
1997 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Yang Yi Peng
Presynaptic calcium oscillation and peptide release                       
1997 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Clifton W. Ragsdale, Jr.
Genetic manipulation of midbrain neuronal development with recombinant retroviruses        
1997 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Anthony T. Reder
Interferon signaling in multiple sclerosis                               
1997 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Wei-Jen Tang
Biochemical analysis of soluble adenylyl cyclase                           
1997 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Vernon Leo Towle
Unobtrusive merging of cortical anatomy and function                       
1997 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Paul Vezina
Excitatory amino acid receptor fields and stimulant sensitization: Ventral tegmental area       
1997 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…