2011 Seed Grants Archive

Neocortical Pyramidal Neurons
Nicotinic modulation of the excitability of neocortical pyramidal neurons
Jack Waters, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology
Northwestern University
ALS: Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Cortical mechanisms in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Gordon Shepherd, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Physiology
Northwestern University
Galectins – How They Alter Brain Function
Galectin modulation of excitatory transmission
Geoffrey Swanson, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry
Northwestern University
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Validation of synaptic targets in autism spectrum disorders
Peter Penzes, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology
Northwestern University
Genetic Prion Disease
Treatment of Genetic Prion Disease by Mutation-Selective RNAi
James Mastrianni, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neurology
University of Chicago
Huntington’s Disease
Effects of Mutant Huntingtin on Cytoplasmic Dynein Phosphorylation and Function
Gerardo Morfini, Ph.D.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
University of Illinois at Chicago
Adolescent Alcohol Consumption – It’s Effect on Risk-Preference
Effect of adolescent alcohol consumption on risk-preference and neural encoding of risky rewards
Jamie Roitman, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
University of Illinois at Chicago
Sensory and Motor Development
Sensorimotor processing in the zebrafish cerebellum
Indira Raman, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology and Physiology
Northwestern University
Periventricular Heterotopia (PH)
Molecular genetic analysis of Filamin functions in cerebral cortical development
Yuanyi Feng, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neurology
Northwestern University
Brain Circuits Modulating Reward and Addiction
Habenular modulation of dopamine neurons and its relevance for cocaine addiction
Michela Marinelli, Ph.D.
Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Rosalind Franklin University
Rett Syndrome
Cell type-specific alterations in a genetic animal model of Rett syndrome
Gianmaria Maccaferri, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Physiology
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
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Is there a cerebellar component of autism? A study using the 'Chromosome 7 duplicated' (Dup) mouse model
Christian Hansel, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology
University of Chicago
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
Neuron Development
N-cadherin regulation of the adult neural stem cell niche
Anjen Chenn, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pathology
Northwestern University
Trace Amine-Associated Receptors
Analysis of Trace Amine-Associated Receptor cluster deletion mice
Thomas Bozza, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology and Physiology
Northwestern University
Ischemic Stroke
Could HuR, a regulator of growth factor mRNAs, improve outcome after ischemic stroke?
Agnieszka Ardelt, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neurology
University of Chicago
Sleep Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases
Circadian Clocks and Neurodegeneration
Ravi Allada, M.D.
Department of Neurobiology and Physiology
Northwestern University