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Funded Studies: 2010


ARGENTINA

Tomas L. Falzone, Ph.D.
Institute for Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Buenos Aires, Argentina
New Models to Study the Role of Ubiquitin-Proteasome Axonal Transport in AD
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

AUSTRALIA

Christopher Rowe, M.D., Ph.D.
CSIRO Preventative Health
Adelaide, Australia
AIBL II
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant — $200,000 over three years

BELGIUM

Amantha Thathiah, Ph.D.
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Leuven, Belgium
Regulation of the Gamma-Secretase and Abeta Peptide Generation by GPR3
Mentored New Investigator Research Grant to Promote Diversity — $150,000 over three years

CANADA

Marco Prado, Ph.D.
The University of Western Ontario
London, Canada
The Prion Protein as a Therapeutic Target in Alzheimer's Disease
Novel Pharmacological Strategies to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease — $320,000 over three years

CHILE

Claudio A. Hetz, Ph.D.
University of Chile
Santiago, Chile
Defining the Role of the Unfolded Protein Response in Alzheimer's Disease
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

CHINA

Yunwu Zhang, Ph.D.
Xiamen University
Xiamen, China
The Involvement of CutA in Alzheimer's Disease
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

FINLAND

Miia Kivipelto, Ph.D.
University of Kuopio
Kuopio, Finland
Effect of Preventive Interventions on Biomarkers for Cognitive Decline
Senator Mark Hatfield Award for Clinical Research — $200,000 over three years

GERMANY

Nicholas H. Varvel, Ph.D.
Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research
Tubingen, Germany
AD Pathologies in the Absence of Microglia
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

ISRAEL

Inna Slutsky, Ph.D.
Tel-Aviv University
Tel-Aviv, Israel
Initiation of AD: From Amyloid-Beta Release to Synaptic Failure
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

ITALY

Elvira De Leonibus, Ph.D.
Institute of Genetics and Biophysics (IGB)
Naples, Italy
Neurobiology of Working Memory Span in Normal and Pathological Aging
New Investigator Research Grant — $79,970 over two years

Giuseppe Di Fede, M.D., Ph.D.
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico
Milan, Italy
Trans-Suppression of Abeta Amyloidogenesis in Cellular and Nematode Models
New Investigator Research Grant — $50,000 over two years

Giovanni B. Frisoni, M.D.
Fatebenefratelli Association for Research
Rome, Italy
A Harmonized Protocol for Hippocampal Volumetry: an EADC-ADNI effort
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant – $200,000 over three years

Nicola Origlia, Ph.D.
Institute of Neuroscience of the National Research Council
Pisa, Italy
Role of Microglial and Neuronal RAGE in Abeta Mediated Synaptic Dysfunction
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

MEXICO

Jesus Favela, Ph.D.
Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Ensenada
Ensenada, Mexico
Offering Situational Awareness From Activity Estimation and Social Networks
Everyday Technologies for Alzheimer Care Grant — $164,040 over three years

NETHERLANDS

Edo Richard, M.D.
Academic Medical Center (AMC)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
A New Perspective on Dementia: From Vascular Risk Factors to Prevention
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Marcel M. Verbeek, Ph.D.
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Nijmegen, Netherlands
ApoE and ApoJ in the Cerebrovascular Clearance of Amyloid Beta Protein
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant — $200,000 over three years

SPAIN

Natalia Carulla, Ph.D.
Institute for Research in Biomedicine
Barcelona, Spain
Structure-Toxicity Relationship of Abeta Oligomers
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

UNITED STATES

California

Maria M. Corrada, Sc.D.
University of California - Irvine
Irvine, California
Vascular Disease in Relation to Dementing Pathologies in the Oldest Old
New Investigator Research Grant — $77,422 over two years

Izumi Maezawa, Ph.D.
University of California - Davis
Davis, California
The Role of the Potassium Channel Kv1.3 in Aβ-Induced Microglia Activation
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Christian J. Pike, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
NeuroSARMs in the Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant — $200,000 over three years

Andrea J. Tenner, Ph.D.
University of California – Irvine
Irvine, California
C5a Receptor as a Target to Slow Progression of Alzheimer's Disease
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant — $200,000 over three years

Terrence C. Town, Ph.D.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
Macrophage TGF-Beta-Smad 2/3 Inhibitor Therapy in Transgenic Alzheimer Rats
Zenith Fellows Award — $449,999 over three years

Huaxi Xu, Ph.D.
Stanford-Burnham Institute for Medical Research
La Jolla, California
Appoptosin, an APP Binding Proapoptotic Protein, Mediates Neuronal Death
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant — $200,000 over three years

Liqin Zhao, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
IDE, ER Subtype, ApoE Genotype & Alzheimer's Prevention Versus Treatment
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant — $200,000 over three years

Connecticut

Rong Fan, Ph.D.
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
Assessing Heterogeneity of Alzheimer's Disease Using Integrated Microchips
New Investigator Research Grant— $80,000 over two years

District of Columbia

Yanira L. Cruz, M.P.H., Dr.PH.
National Hispanic Council on Aging
Washington, D.C.
Research Leading to Early Detection and Treatment of AD among Hispanics
New Investigator Research Grant to Promote Diversity — $100,000 over two years

Florida

Umesh K. Jinwal, Ph.D.
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Behavioral and Biochemical Analysis of Mice Lacking FKBP51
New Investigator Research Grant — $50,000 over one year

David G. Morgan, Ph.D.
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Ketogensis and Alzheimer Pathology
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant — $200,000 over three years

Anant K. Paravastu, Ph.D.
Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
Tallahassee, Florida
NMR Characterization of Prefibrillar Amyloid-Beta Aggregates
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Georgia

Zhigang Xiong, Ph.D.
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia
Acid-Sensing Ion Channels as Novel Target for Alzheimer's Disease
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant — $200,000 over three years

Kansas

Heng Du, M.D., Ph.D.
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas
Mitochondrial Permeability Transition Pore and Abeta-Induced Synapse Loss
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Kentucky

Michael P. Murphy, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation
Lexington, Kentucky
Leptin Resistance and Alzheimer's Disease
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant — $200,000 over three years

Maryland

Nelson Arispe, Ph.D.
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc.
Rockville, Maryland
Contribution of Alzheimer's Abeta Channels to the Abeta-Induced Calcium Response
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant — $200,000 over three years

Laura N. Gitlin, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Maryland
Managing Behavior in Nursing Homes: Innovative Intervention and Methods
Non-Pharmacological Strategies to Ameliorate Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease — $320,000 over two years

Fengquan Zhou, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
Regulation of Tau Phosphorylation in Neurons by Par3/6 via GSK-3s
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Massachusetts

Carmela R. Abraham, Ph.D.
Boston University Medical Campus
Boston, Massachusetts
Modulators of APP Dimerization as Novel Therapeutics for Alzheimer's Disease
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant - $200,000 over three years

Keith A. Johnson, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
Tracking the Progression of Early Amyloid Deposition
Zenith Fellows Award — $449,214 over three years

Tiffany Mellott, Ph.D.
Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts
Effect of Perinatal Choline Supplementation on an Alzheimer's Disease Model
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Jie Shen, Ph.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts
Role of APP Family in the Synapse
Zenith Fellows Award — $450,000 over three years

Michigan

Nicholas M. Kanaan, Ph.D.
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
Tau-Mediated Axonal Transport Dysfunction
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Mi Hee Lim, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Roles of Metal Ions in Alzheimer's Disease
New Investigator Research Grant — $79,999 over two years

Nebraska

Rodrigo Franco, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska
Copper Transport Regulates Amyloid-Beta-Induced Neurodegeneration
New Investigator Research Grant to Promote Diversity — $99,624 over two years

Nevada

Susan W. Liebman, Ph.D.
Board of Regents, NSHE, obo University of Nevada
Reno, Nevada
Yeast Cell-Based HTS Screen for Inhibitors of Abeta42 Oligomerization
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant — $200,000 over three years

New Jersey

Joseph D. Fondell, Ph.D.
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Piscataway, New Jersey
T3-Dependent Silencing of Beta-Amyloid Precursor Protein Gene Expression
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant — $200,000 over three years

New York

Ayodeji Abdur-Rasheed Asuni, Ph.D.
New York University School of Medicine
New York, New York
Astrocytes and Synaptopathy: Protein Misfolding Disease's Mechanisms
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Alessia Barbagallo, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Bronx, New York
The Role of APP Phosphorylation Induced by IGF-1 in APP Processing
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Andrea Bibbig, Ph.D.
The Research Foundation of SUNY on behalf of SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York
Deficits of Neuronal Oscillations and Cognition in Alzheimer's Disease
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Adam M. Brickman, Ph.D.
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York
An Ex-Vivo MRI Study of White Matter Hyperintensities in Aging and AD
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Ved Chauhan, Ph.D.
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. at NYS Institute for Basic Research
Menands , New York
Gelsolin, Trichostatin A and Alzheimer's Disease
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant — $199,218 over two years

Christopher Conrad, Ph.D.
Columbia University
New York, New York
The Role of SorLa in Tau Aggregation
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Sebastien Gauthier, Ph.D.
The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
Orangeburg, New York
CysC Restores the Flow of Autophagy to Counteract AD Pathogenesis
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Brent E. Gibson, Ph.D.
The Jewish Home and Hospital for Aged
New York, New York
Beliefs About Demetia-Related Symptoms Among African-Americans
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Cheng-Xin Gong, M.D.
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. at NYS Institute for Basic Research
Menands , New York
Targeting Insulin Signaling for Treating Neurofibrillary Degeneration in AD
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant — $200,000 over three years

Ulrich Hengst, Ph.D.
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York
The Role of Intra-Axonal Protein Synthesis in Alzheimer's Disease
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Pankaj Karande, Ph.D.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York
Study of Tight Junction Binding Peptides for Drug Delivery Across the BBB
New Investigator Research Grant — $79,993 over two years

Pavan K. Krishnamurthy, Ph.D.
New York University School of Medicine
New York, New York
Cellular Pathways for Antibody Mediated Removal of Tau Aggregates
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Efrat Levy, Ph.D.
The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
Orangeburg, New York
Transgenic Models of the Anti-Amyloidogenic Activity of a Mutant Form of Aß
Zenith Fellows Award — $450,000 over three years

Fei Liu, Ph.D.
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. at NYS Institute for Basic Research
Menands, New York
Role of Dyrk1A in Tau Pathology in Alzheimer's Disease
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant — $200,000 over three years

Laura B. McIntire, Ph.D.
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York
Dissecting the Role of PI3K Family Members in Aβ Biogenesis
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Ewan C. McNay, Ph.D.
Research Foundation of SUNY - University at Albany
Albany, New York
Diabetes, Insulin, Amyloid and AD: Cognitive and Metabolic Mechanisms
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Nikolaos K. Robakis, Ph.D.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York
Neuroprotective Functions of Progranulin and Receptor
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant — $200,000 over three years

Henrieta Scholtzova, M.D., Ph.D.
New York University School of Medicine
New York, New York
Mechanisms of Action of Innate Immunity Stimulation with CpG ODN on CAA
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Kinga Szigeti, M.D., Ph.D.
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York
Copy Number Variation GWA With Age at Onset of Alzheimer's Disease
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Thomas Wisniewski, M.D.
New York University School of Medicine
New York, New York
Immunotherapy for Amyloid Plaques, CAA and Neurofibrillary Tangle Pathology
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant — $200,000 over three years

Ohio

Chien-Liang G. Lin, Ph.D.
Ohio State University Research Foundation
Columbus, Ohio
Evaluating Glial Glutamate Transporter EAAT2 Activators in APP Mice
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant — $200,000 over three years

George Perry, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
The Role of PGC-1alpha in Alzheimer's Disease
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant — $200,000 over three years

Riqiang Yan, Ph.D.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio
Blocking RTN3 Aggregation for Improving Cognitive Function
Novel Pharmacological Strategies to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease — $320,000 over three years

Xiongwei Zhu, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
In Vivo Study on Abnormal Mitochondrial Dynamics in AD Model
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant — $200,000 over three years

Pennsylvania

Kanae Iijima-Ando, Ph.D.
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tau Phosphorylation and Toxicity Induced by Mitochondrial Mislocalization
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Nadezhda Povysheva, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Somatostatin-Positive Interneurons as a Novel Target of Anti-AD Drugs
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Domenico Pratico, M.D.
Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Anti-Leukotriene Therapy for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
Novel Pharmacological Strategies to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease — $320,000 over two years

Mark E. Wheeler, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Neural Mechanisms of Perceptual Memory Decisions in MCI
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

South Carolina

Victor Hirth, M.D.
Palmetto Health
Columbia, South Carolina
Fall Recognition Using Environmental Electronic Sensors
Everyday Technologies for Alzheimer Care Grant — $200,000 over two years

Kumar Sambamurti, Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Dietary Modification of AD Biomarkers
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant — $200,000 over three years

Texas

Salvatore Oddo, Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
The Role of Chaperone-Mediated Autophagy in Alzheimer's Disease
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Jonathan Pierce-Shimomura, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas
Mechanisms of APP-Induced Death of Cholinergic Neurons in C. Elegans
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Claudio Soto, Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, Texas
Amyloid-Beta Oligomers and Alzheimer's Diagnosis
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant — $200,000 over three years

Nathalie Sumien, Ph.D.
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas
Exercise, Antioxidants and APOE Interactions in Cognitively Impaired Mice
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Washington

Suzanne Craft, Ph.D.
Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research
Seattle, Washington
Intranasal Insulin Analogue Effects on CSF and Imaging Biomarkers in MCI
Zenith Fellows Award — $449,966 over two years

Neva L. Crogan, Ph.D.
Washington State University
Spokane, Washington
Testing of the Eat Right Food Delivery System in Nursing Homes
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant — $200,000 over three years

Donna Cross, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
In Vivo Imaging of Axonal Transport Deficits in Alzheimer's Disease
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, Ph.D.
Washington State University
Pullman, Washington
A Multi-Dyad Cognitive Rehabilitation Intervention
Non-Pharmacological Strategies to Ameliorate Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease — $320,000 over three years

Wisconsin

Corinne Engelman, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
Genetic Architecture of AD-Related Functional and Structural Brain Aging
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

Guofan Xu, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
Detecting the Cerebral Vascular Function Deficits Associated With AD
New Investigator Research Grant — $80,000 over two years

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