2000 Seed Grants Archive

Dr. David Bradley
Cortical population codes underlying visual perception
2000 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Emily Coccaro
fMRI and neuropsychological study of intermittent explosive disorder
2000 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. William B. Dobyns
Polymicrogyria: The molecular basis of cortical organization
2000 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Elizabeth A. Grove
Studies of hippocampal development and function using the Wnt3a mutant mouse
2000 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Nalin Gupta
Gene expression and genetic instability in a model of glioma recurrence following fractionated radiation
2000 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Khaled M. Houamed
Molecular studies on a novel potential therapy for stroke
2000 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Un Jung Kang
Rodent models of Parkinsonian motor fluctuations
2000 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Bruce Lahn
A new transgenics system for studying the mouse central nervous system
2000 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. James A. Mastrianni
The molecular determinants of prion formation and the potential link to Alzheimer’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
2000 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Daniel Scot McGeHee
Nicotinic receptors in the mesolimbic dopamine system
2000 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Francis McMahon
Association studies of genomic regions linked to bipolar affective disorders
2000 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Gopal Thinakaran
Cell biology of familial early-onset Alzheimer’s disease
2000 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Avery Tung
The effect of anesthetics on the regulation of physiologic sleep
2000 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Manuel F. Utset
Molecular classification of brain tumors
2000 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…