2008 Seed Grants Archive

Nicotine Addiction
Nicotinic and D1 Dopamine Receptor Interactions in Brain Reward Areas
Danyan Mao, Ph.D.
University of Chicago
Motor Neuron Function
Neural Control of Motor Functions
Kamal Sharma, Ph.D.
University of Chicago
Alzheimer’s disease
Biochemical and Crystallographic Characterization of Abeta in Complex With Transthyretin - A Proposed Abeta Scavenger
Sangram Sisodia, Ph.D.
University of Chicago
Aging Effects on Visual Memory Resolution
An fMRI Study of Complex Scene Memory in Younger and Older Adults
David Gallo, Ph.D.
University of Chicago
Prion Disease
The Role of the AGAAAAGA Palindrome in Prion Disease
James A. Mastrianni, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Chicago
Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Rodent Model of Perioperative Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Steven Roth, M.D.
University of Chicago
Devic’s Disease
Immunological and Molecular Mechanisms Involved in the Pathogenesis of Devic’s Disease
Adil Javed, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Chicago
Cancer-Induced Depression
Cytokine and Adrenocortical Mediation of Cancer-Induced Depression
Brian J. Prendergast, Ph.D.
University of Chicago
Vision
Neuronal Mechanisms of Visual Category Learning and Recognition
David Freedman, Ph.D.
University of Chicago
Mental Retardation
Gliogenesis in the Hindbrain: A Slice Culture Approach
Nancy B. Schwartz, Ph.D.
University of Chicago
HNPP
A Study of Provocation and Treatment of HNPP
Raymond P. Roos, M.D.
University of Chicago
Motor Cortex
Encoding of Cortical Information in the Coordination of Reach to Grasp and Feeding
Nicholas Hatsopoulos, Ph.D.
University of Chicago
Early Visual System
Mechanisms for Coding Complex Images in the Early Visual System
Naoum Issa, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Chicago
Sensory and Motor Cortex
Imaging Locomotor Network Activity – Toward a Wiring Diagram of the Locomotor
Jason MacLean, Ph.D.
University of Chicago
GABAergic Neurons
Sex-Specific Regulation of GABAergic Neurons
Ilya Ruvinsky, Ph.D.
University of Chicago
Brain Function
Genetic Mapping of DNA Methylation Regulators in Human Cerebellum
Chunyu Liu, Ph.D.
University of Chicago
Neuromuscular Junction
The Role of Rapsyn in the Formation of the Neuromuscular Junction and Disease
William Green, Ph.D.
University of Chicago