2012 Seed Grants Archive

Parkinson’s Disease
Regulation of Dopaminergic Neuron Fate Specification by Neurogenin 2
Yong-Chao Ma, Ph.D.
Department of Pediatrics, Neurology and Physiology
Northwestern University/Children's Hospital Research Center
Schizophrenia
CB1 cannabinoid receptor activation during adolescence impairs maturation of prefrontal GABAergic circuits
Kuei Tseng, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Rosalind Franklin University
Processing Emotion – Depression and Drug Addiction
Optogenetic induction of phasic pauses in dopamine signaling in awake, behaving rats
Mitchell Roitman, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
University of Illinois Chicago
Neural Stem Cells
CRAC channel function and calcium dynamics in neural stem cells
Murali Prakriya, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry
Northwestern University
Hormonal Effects on Neurons
Modulation of visual cortical processing by brain-generated estrogen
Raphael Pinaud, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology
Northwestern University
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
Characterization of infrared neural stimulation in the retina
Agnella Matic, Ph.D.
Department of Otolaryngology
Northwestern University
Visual Processing
Neural mechanisms of efficient coding in the primate visual cortex
Leslie Osborne, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology
The University of Chicago
Galectins – How They Alter Brain Function
Galectin modulation of excitatory transmission and neuronal function
Geoffrey Swanson, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry
Northwestern University
Depression
Novel HCN channel inhibitors for treatment of depression
Dane Chetkovich, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neurology
Northwestern University
Learning and Memory
Cortical circuit mechanisms for visual categorization and category learning
David Freedman, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology
The University of Chicago