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Funded Studies: 2013


AUSTRALIA

Michelle Fodero-Tavoletti, Ph.D.
Mental Health Research Institute
Melbourne, Australia
Characterization of tau imaging ligands for AD and other dementias
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$99,676 over 2 years

Eneida Mioshi , Ph.D., M.Sc.
Neuroscience Research Australia
Randwick, NSW, Australia
Enhancing Activity Participation in Frontotemporal Dementia
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$97,992 over two years

Christopher Rowe, Ph.D.
Austin Health at Austin Life Sciences
Heidelberg, Australia
AIBL III - Data distribution
2013 Investigator-Initiated Research Grant—$237,600 over 3 years

Canada

Kari Hoffman, Ph.D.
York University
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Effects of Direct Focal Stimulation on Memory and Neural Function
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$100,000 over two years

Pedro Rosa-Neto, M.D., Ph.D.
Gouglas Hospital Research Centre
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
In Vivo Quantification of Biomarker Progression on the APP-RAT Model
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$99,914 over two years

Israel

Itzik Cooper, Ph.D., B.Sc., M.Sc.
Sheba Medical Center
Ramat Gan, Israel
BBB disruption as mechanisms for cognitive impairment in diabetes
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$99,990 over 2 years

Eitan Okun, Ph.D.
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat-Gan, Israel
Developing a DNA vaccine for Alzheimer's disease in Down syndrome patients
2013 DS/AD New Investigator Research Grant—$150,000 over 2 years

Lebanon

Georges Karam, M.D.
Institute for Development, Research, Advocacy and Applied Care
Beirut, Lebanon
Setting Up the Infrastructure for Early Diagnosis of Dementia in Lebanon
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$73,884 over two years

Portugal

Paula Moreira, Ph.D.
Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Coimbra, Portugal
Mitochondrial trafficking In Alzheimer disease: Revealing the role of HUMMR
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$99,100 over 2 years

Netherlands

Helmut Kessels, Ph.D.
Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amyloid Beta Targets Synapses Based on AMPA Receptor Subunit Composition
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$100,000 over two years

Spain

Natália Carulla, Ph.D.
Institute for Research in Biomedicine
Barcelona, Spain
Well-Defined Synthetic Mimics for Brain-Derived Aβ Dimers
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$99,682 over two years

Shira Knafo, M.D., Ph.D.
Basque Country University
Leioa, Spain
The Role of PTEN in Aß-Induced Synaptic Depression
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$100,000 over 2 years

Eva De Lago, Ph.D.
Institute of Neurochemical Research
Madrid, Spain
Role of the Endocannabinoid System in TDP43-Related Dementia
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$89,100 over two years

Sweden

Angel Cedazo-Minguez, Ph.D.
Karolinska Institute
Stockholm, Sweden
Unraveling the role of thioredoxin-80 in Alzheimer's disease pathology
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$88,880 over 2 years

UNITED STATES

Arkansas

Christa Hestekin, Ph.D.
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR
Microchip Electrophoresis for Amyloid Oligomer Detection
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$97,823 over two years

California

Brianne Magouirk Bettcher, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Pro-Inflammatory Genetic Polymorphisms and Cognition in Amnestic MCI
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$100,000 over two years

Adam L. Boxer, M.D, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Phase I Multiple Ascending Dose Trial of the MT Stabilizer TPI-287 for AD
2013 Part the Cloud Translational Research for Alzheimer's Disease

Dale Bredesen, M.D.
Buck Institute
Novato, California
An exploratory safety, PK/PD, and preliminary efficacy study of F03 in MCI
2013 Part the Cloud Translational Research Bridge for Alzheimer’s Disease Grant —$200,000 over 2 years

Karen Chang, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Functional protein interactions in Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome
Down Syndrome/Alzheimer's Disease Investigator-Initiated Program

Hayk Davtyan, Ph.D.
Institute for Molecular Medicine
Huntington Beach, California
Detection of B cells producing antibodies: a novel blood-test for AD
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$99,998 over 2 years

Paula Desplats, Ph.D.
University of California—San Diego
La Jolla, California
DNA methylation alterations in the course of Alzheimer's disease
2013 New Investigator Research Grant to Promote Diversity—$99,998 over 2 years

Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Ph.D.
Stanford University
Palo Alto, California
Global caregiving: iSupport for dementia family caregivers
2013 Everyday Technologies for Alzheimer’s Care—$199,992 over 2 years

Jin Hyung Lee, Ph.D.
Standford University
Menlo Park, CA
Direct Network Visualization of Alzheimer's Drug Efficacy Using optogenetic functional MRI (ofMRI)
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$100,000 over two years

Frank Longo, M.D.
CEO: Anne T. Longo
Pharmatrophix, Inc.
Menlo Park, California
Phase I Trial for P75 Receptor Ligand
2013 Part the Cloud Translational Research for Alzheimer's Disease

Carrie McDonald, Ph.D.
University of California—San Diego
La Jolla, California
Statistically determined MCI subtypes: Genetics, biomarkers and outcomes
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$100,000 over 2 years

Judy Pa, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Neurobiological Changes in Network Function and Amyloid Deposition in AD
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$99,978 over two years

Jorge Palop, Ph.D.
David J. Gladstone Institutes
San Francisco, California
Cell-based therapy to restore brain functions in mouse models
2013 Investigator-Initiated Research Grant—$240,000 over 3 years

Ahmad Salehi, M.D., Ph.D.
Palo Alto Institute for Research & Education, Inc.
Palo Alto, California
Improving ß2 adrenergic signaling in Alzheimer’s disease
2013 Part the Cloud Translational Research Bridge for Alzheimer’s Disease Grant —$200,000 over 2 years

Mark Tuszynski, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, Califonia
MRI Guidance for BDNF Gene Delivery in Alzheimer's Disease
2013 Zenith Fellows Award—$450,000 over three years

Keith Vossel, M.D.
University of California—San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Phase 2a levetiracetam trial for AD-associated network hyperexcitability
2013 Part the Cloud Translational Research Bridge for Alzheimer’s Disease Grant —$200,000 over 2 years

Huaxi Xu, Ph.D.
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
La Jolla, California
Roles of miR-155/C/EBPß/SNX27 pathway in Alzheimer’s disease/Down Syndrome
2013 DS/AD Investigator-Initiated Grant—$300,000 over 3 years

Connecticut

Sara Gregory, Ph.D.
Hartford Hospital
Hartford, Connecticut
Exercise Training and the Hippocampus in Subjects with Dementia Risk
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$99,697 over two years

Stefania Nicoli, Ph.D.
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
miR-107 Regulation of Neurovascular Permeability
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$100,000 over two years

Florida

Minerva Carrasquillo, Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida
AD risk prediction, cognitive decline & gene regulation at the TREM2 locus
2013 Mentored New Investigator Research Grant to Promote Diversity—$170,000 over 3 years

Paramita Chakrabarty, Ph.D.
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Investigating the role of neuroinflammation in tau pathology
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$99,332 over 2 years

John D. Fryer, Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida
The Role of CLU and LCN2 in Alzheimer's Disease and Normal Cognitive Function
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$100,000 over two years

Hailan Yao, Ph.D.
Roskamp Foundation IRRV Trust
Sarasota, Florida
Novel mechanisms of BACE1 in AD vascular pathogenesis
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$100,0000 over 2 years

Georgia

David Weinshenker, Ph.D.
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
Does Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis begin in the locus coeruleus?
2013 Investigator-Initiated Research Grant—$240,000 over 3 years

Hawaii

Lon White, M.P.H., M.D.
Pacific Health Research and Education Institute
Honolulu, Hawaii
Honolulu-Asia Aging Study Clinical-Neuropathologic Analyses  
2013 Zenith Fellows Award—$449,999 over three years

Illinois

Emily Rogalski, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
Internet-based speech therapy: Improving quality of life and access to care  
2013 Everyday Technologies for Alzheimer’s Care—$200,000 over 2 years

Robert Vassar, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
Identifying novel BACE1 substrates and interacting proteins in the brain  
2013 Zenith Fellows Award—$450,000 over three years

Kentucky

Donna Wilcock, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Inflammatory biomarkers to predict transition to dementia in Down syndrome  
2013 DS/AD New Investigator Research Grant—$149,999 over 2 years

Maryland

Mark Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland
Mechanisms underlying sleep-dependent modulation of Abeta  
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$100,000 over 2 years

Massachusetts

Stephen Haggarty, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
HDAC1 Activating Compounds as a Novel Therapeutic for Alzheimer's Disease
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$99,999 over two years

Tae Ho Lee, Ph.D.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Functional Studies of Phosphorylation Regulation in Alzheimer's Disease
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$100,000 over two years

Wendy Wei Qiao Qiu, M.D., Ph.D.
Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts
Setting up a challenge diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease
2013 Investigator-Initiated Research Grant—$239,490 over 3 years

Michigan

Daniel Southworth, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Molecular Chaperone Quality Control Mechanisms of Tau Regulation in AD
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$100,000 over two years

Missouri

Beau Ances, M.D. Ph.D.
Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri
Resting State Network Signature of Alzheimer's Disease
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$95,991 over two years

Liviu M. Mirica, Ph.D.
Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri
Bifunctional Chemical Agents as Theanostic Tools for Abeta Aggregation
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$100,000 over three years

Nebraska

Woo-Yang Kim, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Adult Neurogenesis and Alzheimer's Disease
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$100,000 over two years

New York

Francesca Bartolini, Ph.D.
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York
Regulation of Microtubule Dynamics by Amyloid-Beta Peptide
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$100,000 over two years

Fernando Goni, Ph.D.
New York University
New York, New York
Conformational directed immunotherapy targeting both tau and Aβ pathology
2013 Investigator-Initiated Research Grant—$233,960 over 3 years

Charles A. Hoeffer, Ph.D.
New York University School of Medicine
New York, New York
The Toxic Effects of Pathological Tau on Synaptic Plasticity
2013 Mentored New Investigator Research Grant to Promote Diversity—$170,000 over three years

Khalid Iqbal, Ph.D.
Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. at NYS Institute for Brain Research
Menands, New York
Shifting Balance from Neurodegeneration to Regeneration  
2013 Zenith Fellows Award—$450,000 over three years

Eric Klann, Ph.D.
New York University
New York, New York
Targeting AMP-activated protein kinase in Alzheimer's disease  
2013 Investigator-Initiated Research Grant—$239,844 over 3 years

Andrew Teich, M.D., Ph.D.
Columbia University
New York, New York
A therapeutic approach to synaptic dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease  
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$100,000 over 2 years

North Carolina

Ramon Casanova, Ph.D.
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
New Methods for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$99,309 over two years

Heather Whitson, M.D., M.H.S.
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
Novel retinal biomarkers for early detection of Alzheimer's disease
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$100,000 over 2 years

Ohio

George Perry, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
PGC-1alpha as a therapeutic target for Alzheimer disease
2013 Investigator-Initiated Research Grant—$240,000 over 3 years

Pennsylvania

Paul Axelsen, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Maternally determined predisposition to oxidative stress
2013 Investigator-Initiated Research Grant—$240,000 over 3 years

Selamawit Negash, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Implicit Learning Paradigms as Potential Markers of Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease
2013 New Investigator Research Grant to Promote Diversity—$100,000 over two years

Sachin Patil, Ph.D.
Widener University
Chester, Pennsylvania
Role of Glucose Metabolism in Apolipoprotein E Lipidation and Secretion
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$93,550 over two years

Robert Siman, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Functional assessment and treatment of progressive tauopathy
2013 Zenith Fellows Award—$450,000 over three years

South Carolina

Ann-Charlotte Granholm, Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
BDNF and executive dysfunction in Down syndrome
Down Syndrome/Alzheimer's Disease Investigator-Initiated Program

Tennessee

Katherine Gifford
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee
Cognitive complaints in community dwelling adults
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$100,000 over 2 years

Texas

Ines Moreno-Gonzalez, Ph.D.
University of Texas
Houston, TX
Induction of Alzheimer’s disease pathology by animal consumption
2013 New Investigator Research Grant—$100,000 over two years

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