2003 Seed Grants Archive

Sean P. Cook, Ph.D.
Identification of a novel sensory receptor that medicates pain.
2003 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

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

Naoum P. Issa, M.D., Ph.D.
The functional organization of visual cortex underlying high-acuity vision
2002-2003 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Leslie M. Kay, Ph.D.
The role of natural behavior in olfactory-hippocampal dynamics
2003 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Royce J. Lee, M.D.
Benzodiazepine receptor sensitivity and childhood trauma in personality disorder: a functional magnetic resonance imaging pilot study
2003 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Charles J. Marcuccilli, M.D., Ph.D.
Electrophysiological characterization of pediatric neocortical neurons
2003 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

James A. Mastrianni, M.D., Ph.D.
The role of glycosylation in the trafficking of PrP and its degradation by the proteasome
2003 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Kathleen Millen, Ph.D.
Identification of an autism gene on human chromosome 3
2003 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

John G. Milton, M.D., Ph.D.
Expert motor skill acquisition: from stick balancing and golf to neurorehabilitation
2003 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Kourosh Rezania, M.D.
Impaired glucose tolerance in idiopathic neuropathy
2003 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Ana Solodkin, Ph.D.
Pilot study on the early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease by diffusion tensor imaging
2003 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Ya-Ping Tang, M.D., Ph.D.
Genetic studies of NMDA receptor function in the cerebellar-regulated cognitions
2003 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

James X. Tao, M.D., Ph.D.
The validity of functional MRI for language mapping in epilepsy surgery
2003 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Manuel F. Utset, M.D., Ph.D.
A transgenic mouse model of medulloblastoma
2003 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Bakhtiar Yamini, M.D.
Combined radiation and adeno-TNF therapy of intracranial gliobastoma in nude mice
2003 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

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

Yimin Zou, Ph.D.
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…