2007 Seed Grants Archive

Selective Attention
Investigation of attentional modulation via fronto-thalamic networks
Daniel Llano, M.D., Ph.D
The University of Chicago
Movement Control
Kinematics, electromyography, and cortical activity during reaching, grasping and feeding in macaque primates
Callum Ross, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Aggressive Behavior
Identifying novel genes for aggressive behavior
Stephanie Dulawa, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Comprehending the Organization and Function of the Nervous System
Experimental and computational studies of pan-neuronal gene regulation
Ilya Ruvinsky, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Alzheimer’s disease
Enrichment-induced neurogenesis in adult mouse hippocampus: modulation by FAD-linked PS1 variants
Sangram Sisodia, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Alzheimer’s disease
Role of presenilin in dendritic spine formation
Gopal Thinakaran, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Autism
The autism susceptibility gene, MET, and its role during neural development
Robert K. Ho, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Molecular mechanisms of neocortical cell type specification
Molecular mechanisms of neocortical cell type specification
Clifton Ragsdale, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Brain Tumor
A novel fusion protein, FABP7R4, in an experimental brain tumor model
M. Kelly Nicholas, M.D., Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Sensory Information Processing
The role of ongoing cortical activity in sensory information processing: a comparative evaluation across modalities
Jason MacLean, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Cancer Treatment
Advanced bio-inorganic materials for targeted thermal & photodynamic glioblastoma multiforme therapy
Elena Rozhkova, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Scene-statistics Adaptation
The effect of scene-statistics on cortical maps
Naoum Issa, M.D., Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Genetic Influences on Behavior
A pilot study of genetic and environmental influences on amygdala, orbital medial prefrontal cortex and dorsal anterior cingulate cortex activation: a twin study of fMRI
Kristen Jacobson, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Learning and Addiction
Phasic dopamine in reward-based learning and addiction
Xiaoxi Zhuang, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Neural control of respiration
Kamal Sharma, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Devic’s disease
Immunological and molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of Devic’s disease
Adil Javed, M.D., Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Epilepsy
A cause of epilepsy and cerebellar ataxia
Kathleen Millen, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago