2009 Seed Grants Archive

Stress and Depression
Chronic stress is a potent triggering factor in depression and other psychiatric illnesses
Jeremy Amiel Rosenkranz, Ph.D.
Rosalind Franklin University
Alzheimer’s and Epilepsy
Identifying "silent seizures" in Alzheimer's patients and seeking novel ways to use anti-seizure medications
Dean M. Hartley, Ph.D.
Rush University
Odor Perception
Optogenetic Analysis of Mammalian Olfactory Circuits
Thomas Bozza, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Parkinson’s Disease
The Development Basis of Dopaminergic Neuron Diversity
Rajeshwar Awatramani, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Learning and Memory
The Role of AMPA Receptor (GluR2) Trafficking in Cerebellar Plasticity in Adult Mice: An Imaging Study
Christian Hansel, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Nervous System Development
Insm1 in Terminal Neurogenic Proliferation
Jaime Garcia-Anoveros, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
ALS
Investigation of Molecular and Genetic Controls Over Cell-Type Specific Vulnerability of CSMN in ALS
P. Hande Ozdinler, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Schizophrenia
Deciphering the Roles of DISC1 Isoforms in Embryonic Brain Development
Jill Morris, Ph.D.
Children’s Memorial Research Center
Understanding Motor Networks
Synaptic Circuit Organization of the Rubro-Olivary System
Gordon Shepherd, M.D., Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Spinocerebellar ataxia
Epigenetics in Spinocerebellar Ataxia
Puneet Opal, M.D., Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Epilepsy
Gene Therapy for Treatment of Epilepsy
Dane Chetkovich, M.D., Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Harsh Parenting and Mental Disorders
Functional Neurobiology of Harsh Maternal Parenting
Benjamin Lahey, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
ALS, stroke and spinal cord injury
A Brain-Machine Interface Based on Movement-Related Potentials from Epidural vs. Subdural Signals
Marc Slutzky, M.D., Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Mental Retardation
In Vivo Analysis of the Role of FMRP in Dendrite Maturation and Plasticity in the Somatosensory Cortex
Anis Contractor, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Motor Map in the Superior Colliculus
Organization and Development of Motor Maps in the Mouse Superior Colliculus
Jianhua Cang, Ph.D.
Northwestern University