2002 Seed Grants Archive

Dr. Hayley Foo
Activity of brainstem pain modulatory neurons during sleep, ingestion, excretion and non-contact penile erection
2002 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Morris Goldman
Functional neuroarchitecture of prepulse inhibition
2002 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago   

Dr. Melina Hale
The roles of reticulospinal interneurons in model motor control circuits
2002 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago   

Dr. Nicholas Hatsopoulos
Encoding of action in primary motor and premotor cortical ensembles
2002-2003 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Naoum Issa
The functional organization of visual cortex underlying high-acuity vision
2002-2003 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago  

Dr. Leslie Kay
Behavioral analysis of olfactory neuroanatomy
2001-2002 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Kathleen J. Millen
In vitro analysis of cerebellar neuronal specification
2001-2002 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago   

Dr. Clifton Ragsdale
Molecular control of pineal gland development
2002 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago                           

Dr. Anthony Reder
Mechanism of low levels of interferon signaling in active multiple sclerosis
2002 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago   

Dr. Axel Rosengart
Device development for intracranial multimodality ultrasound monitoring
2001-2002 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Dr. Kamal Sharma
Transgenic strategies to dissect spinal motor circuits
2001-2002 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago                       

Dr. Ya-Ping Tang
Genetic studies of NMDA receptor function in the cerebellar-regulated cognitions
2002 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago                                                       

Dr. Avery Tung
Effect of lesions of the ventrolateral preoptic area on the relationship between sleep deprivation and anesthetic potency
2002 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago   

Dr. Xiaoxi Zhuang
Motor habit and Tourette Syndrome-like behavior
2002-2003 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago                                                         

Dr. Yimin Zou
Guidance of neuronal migration in vertebrate CNS development
2002-2003 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…