1999 Seed Grants Archive

Judith Badner, M.D., Ph.D
Detecting Genes for Complex Genetic Traits
1999 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

David Bradley, Ph.D.   
The Neural Basis of Visual Motion Perception in Monkeys and Man
1999 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Fernette Eide, M.D.
Pilot Investigations with a Alzheimer Gene Therapy Vector (AV-ApoE2)
1999 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

David Frim, M.D., Ph.D.       
Effects of Biologically Delivered BDNF in the Raphe Nucleus of the Rat
1999 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Pablo Gejman, M.D.           
Genetic Mapping of Schizophrenia
1999 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

William Green, Ph.D.       
Upregulation of Brain Nicotine Binding Sites
1999 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Elizabeth Grove, Ph.D.       
Role of Wnt and Bmp Signaling in Forebrain Development
1999 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Nalin Gupta, M.D., Ph.D.   
Development of an In Vitro Model to Study Glioma/Astrocyte Interations
1999 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Khaled Houamed, Ph.D.       
Molecular Physiology of Brain SK Potassium Channels
1999 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Un Jung Kang, M.D.   
The Effect of a-Synuclein on Reactive Oxygen Species in Dopaminergic Neurons
1999 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

David N. Levin, M.D., Ph.D.   
Screening for Stroke Risk with Fast Contrast-Enhanced Carotid MRA
1999 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dimitra Mangoura, M.D., Ph.D.           
Opioids Activate SRC
1999 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

James Mastrianni, M.D., Ph.D.       
Molecular Determinants of Human Prion Disease and the Relationship to Als and Alzheimer’s disease
1999 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Daniel McGehee, Ph.D.   
Nicotinic Receptors in the Mesolimibic Dopamine System
1999 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Francis McMahon, M.D.
Circadian Stress Susceptibility in Inbread Mouse Strains
1999 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Deborah J. Nelson, Ph.D.   
Molecular Analysis of GIRK2 Weaver K Channel
1999 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Victoria Prince, Ph.D.
Neuronal specification in a Simple Vertebrate & Anatomy
1999 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Alan R. Sanders, M.D.       
Genetic Mapping of Prepulse Inhibition in the Mouse
1999 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Betty C. Soliven, M.D.       
Sex hormones and Glial Cells
1999 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Jean Paul Spire, M.D.       
Inhibitory Stimulation of Peileptic Foci
1999 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Gopal Thinakaran, Ph.D.   
Differential Gene Expression in Experimental Models of Alzheimer’s Disease
1999 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Vernon Leo Towle, M.D.   
Network Analysis of Functional MRI Scans
1999 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Manuel Utset, M.D., Ph.D.   
The Developmental Analysis of Functional MRI Scans
1999 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Chun-Su Yuan, M.D.       
Gastric Loci of OB Protein’s Effects on Brainstem Neurons
1999 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…