2004 Seed Grants Archive

Sean P. Cook, Ph.D.
A novel ion channel target for the sensation of pain
2004 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago                           

Daniel J. Curry, M.D.
The ultrastructural effect and distribution of intrathecal and intravenous poloxamer 188 in the rat model of excitotoxic brain injury
2004 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago                            

Morris B. Goldman, M.D.
Identifying novel therapeutic targets in an alternative phenotype of schizophrenia
2004 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago       

Jackie K. Gollan, Ph.D.
Early life stress and emotion and stress regulation in depression                   
2004 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago                           

Naoum Issa, M.D., Ph.D.
Cortical limits on dynamic visual acuity
2004 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago                            

Maciej Lesniak, M.D.
Preclinical evaluation of cytoryn (ReGel/IL-2) in malignant glioma
2004 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago                           

R. Loch Macdonald, M.D., Ph.D.
Role of ephrins in brain arteriovenous malformations
2004 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago                             

Charles J. Marcuccilli, M.D., Ph.D.
Electrophysiological characterization of pediatric neocortical neurons
2004 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Michael S. McCloskey, Ph.D.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging of aggression in subjects with and without intermittent explosive disorder   
2004 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago    

Angèle Parent, Ph.D.
Presenilin regulates nicotinic and glutamatergic receptors: potential therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s
2004 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Kourosh Rezania, M.D.
Impaired glucose tolerance in idiopathic neuropathy
2004 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago       

Axel Rosengart, M.D., Ph.D.
Targeted drug delivery based on a novel vascular stent in medicated magnetic carriers
2004 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago       

Nancy B. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Glial precursor migration and differentiation during brain development and injury: role of aggrecan
2004 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago

Kamal Sharma, Ph.D.
The role of SMN protein in determination of motor neuron subtype identity
2004 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago       

Paul R. Vezina, Ph.D.
Calcium-mediated second messengers and enhanced self-administration of amphetamine
2004 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago       

Zheng Xie, M.D., Ph.D.
Molecular mechanisms for catecholamine release by anesthetics
2004 Seed Grant
The University of Chicago       

Yimin Zou, Ph.D.
Guidance of corticospinal cord axons in the spinal cord
2004 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…