2010 Seed Grants Archive

Epilepsy
Role of TRIP8b in Epilepsy
Dane Chetkovich, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neurology
Northwestern University
Parkinson’s Disease
Phosphodiesterase 10A as a Novel Therapeutic Target in the Treatment of Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesias
Anthony West, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience
Rosalind Franklin University
Cortex Plasticity: How the Brain Interprets Stimuli
Pre- and Postsynaptic Effects of Muscarinic Acetylecholine Receptors in Somatosensory
Jack Waters, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology
Northwestern University
Synaptic Vesicle Biogenesis – Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Down Syndrome
The Regulation of Dynamin and Actin Polymerization in Endocytic Vesicle Biogenesis
Liang-Wei Gong, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Illinois at Chcago
Brain Development: Understanding Neuron Migration
CRZF1 in Te Migration and Differentiation of Cajal-Retzius Cells
Jaime García-Añoveros, Ph.D.
Department of Anesthesiology
Northwestern University
Imaging: New MRI Method to Assess Neural Activity in Real Time
Development of a Calcium-Sensitive MRI Probe for Neural Activity
Lei Wang, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University
Learning, Memory and Recognition
Neuronal Circuit Mechanisms of Visual Feature Integration
David Freedman, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology
The University of Chicago
Understanding Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1 – A Devastating Progressive, Degenerative Disease
Role VEGF in Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1
Puneet Opal, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neurology
Northwestern University
Gene Manipulation: Possible Links to Schizophrenia and Autism
Novel Approach to Gene Manipulation in a Cerebral Cortical Signaling Center
Elizabeth Grove, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology
The University of Chicago
Alzheimer’s Disease
Embolus Extravasation: A Link Between Vascular and Alzheimer's Pathology
Jaime Grutzendler, M.D.
Department of Neurology
Northwestern University
Adult Brain Neurogenesis
Regulation of Neural Stem Cells by Amyloid Precursor Protein Metabolites in the Adult Brain
Orly Lazarov, Ph.D.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
University of Illinois at Chicago
Parkinson’s Disease
The Developmental Basis of Dopaminergic Neuron Diversity
Rajeshwar Awatramani, Ph.D.
Department of Neurology
Northwestern University
Addictive Behaviors – Brain Reward Mechanisms
The Role of beta2* Nicotine Receptors in Natural Reward Mechanisms
Anis Contractor, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology
Northwestern University
Odor Coding in the Brain
Perceptual Coding of Natural Odors in the Human Brain
Jay Gottfried, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neurology
Northwestern University