2006 Seed Grants Archive

Battens Disease
Phospholipids, Endosomes and Brain Function in Battens Disease
Glyn Dawson, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Parkinson’s Disease
Modeling of Parkinson’s Disease in the Mouse
Qian Chen, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Cerebral Salt Wasting
Tackling Cerebral Salt Wasting: Searching for the Cause and Cure
Fernando D. Goldenberg, M.D.
The University of Chicago
Arousal and Aggression
The Effects of Intranasal Vasopressin and Oxytocin on Arousal and Aggression
Royce J. Lee, M.D.
The University of Chicago
Gene Expression
Identification of Cis-regulatory Elements for Gene Expressed in Human Brain
Chunyu Liu, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Brain Signaling
Development and Evolution of Brain Signaling Centers: Hemichordates as a Simple System for Characterizing Neurodevelopment
Christopher J. Lowe, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Brain Development and Behavior
Effects of Early Experience on the Development of Brain Monoamine Systems and Behavior
Dario Dr. Maestripieri, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Social Cognition
Neural Mechanisms of Androstadienone
Martha K. McClintock, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Synaptic Efficacy
CLC3 Chloride Channels as Regulators of Synaptic Efficacy
Deborah J. Nelson, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Genetics
Development of siRNA Microinjections to Evaluate Candidate Genes for Behavioral Phenotypes
Abraham A. Palmer, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Motor Circuits
Genetic Analysis of Motor Circuits
Kamal Sharma, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Depression
The Neuronal Mechanisms for the Involvement of BDNF in Depression
Ya-Ping Tang, M.D., Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Alzheimer’s
Regulation of Alzheimer’s Disease Aß Production by Lipid Modification of y-secretase
Gopal Thinakaran, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Cortical Development
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Cortical Development
Yimin Zou, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Brain Tumors
Manipulate the Immune System to Destroy Brain Tumors
Maciej S. Lesniak, M.D.
University of Chicago
Nicotine Addiction
Behavioral and Dopaminergic Sensitization by Nicotine
Paul Vezina, Ph.D
The University of Chicago
Sleep Disruption
Improving the sleep and circadian rhythms of mechanically ventilated patients
Brian K. Gehlbach, M.D.
The University of Chicago