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Funded Studies: 2015


CANADA

Jennifer Campos, Ph.D.
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Toronto, Canada
Real World Multitasking Challenges in MCI and Alzheimer's Disease
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $98,707 over 2 years

Stephen Cunnane, Ph.D.
University of Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke, Canada
Proof of Mechanism of a New Ketogenic Supplement Using Dual Tracer PET
2015 Part the Cloud Translational Research Funding for Alzheimer’s Disease — $546,260 over 3 years

Regina Jokel, Ph.D.
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
Toronto, Canada
Preventing Language Decline in Dementia
2015 Investigator-Initiated Research Grant: Non-Pharmacological Strategies to Ameliorate Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia — $85,392 over 3 years

Tim Storr, Ph.D.
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, Canada
Toxicity Pathways and Catalytic Potential of Cu-containing Aß Oligomers
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $99,880 over 2 years

Babak Taati, Ph.D.
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Toronto, Canada
The Automated Monitoring of Gait as a Predictor of Fall Risk
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

PORTUGAL

Ricardo Rodrigues, Ph.D.
Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNCB)
Coimbra, Portugal
P2Y1 Receptor-CRMP2 Control Synaptic Loss and Memory Impairment in Early Alzheimer’s Disease
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $99,220 over 2 years

SPAIN

Javier DeFelipe, Ph.D.
Spanish National Research Council
Madrid, Spain
The Pyramidal Neuron in Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease
2015 Zenith Fellows Award — $449,913 over 3 years

María Llorens-Martín, Ph.D.
Center for Networked Biomedical Research on Neurodegenerative Diseases
Madrid, Spain
GSK-3ß and Adult Neurogenesis – Therapeutic Potential for Alzheimer’s Disease
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

SWITZERLAND

Johannes Gräff, Ph.D.
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Neuronal Activity as a Trigger for Alzheimer’s Disease: A Cell Type-Specific Investigation
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

UNITED STATES

Alabama

Jeremy Herskowitz, Ph.D.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
Fasudil as Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

Arizona

Sandipan Bhattacharjee, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Comparative Effectiveness of Medications to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease
2015 New Investigator Research Grantt — $100,000 over 2 years

Marwan Sabbagh, M.D.
Banner Sun Health Research Institute
Sun City, Arizona
Longitudinal Circulating RNA Biomarker Profiling in Down Syndrome
2015 Investigator-Initiated Research Grant: Understanding the Development and Devising Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease in Individuals with Down Syndrome — $250,000 over 3 years

California

David Baglietto-Vargas, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California
Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Degeneration in Alzheimer’s Disease
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

Katherine Bangen, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California
Novel MRI Measures of Demyelination in Middle-Aged Adults with MCI
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $99,985 over 2 years

Deborah Barnes, Ph.D., M.P.H
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Paired Integrative Exercise Program for People with Dementia and Caregivers
2015 Investigator-Initiated Research Grant: Non-Pharmacological Strategies to Ameliorate Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia — $250,000 over 3 years

Jennifer Fairchild, Ph.D.
Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research
Palo Alto, California
Exercise and Cognitive Function in Older Adults with MCI
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

Liang Feng, Ph.D.
Stanford University
Stanford, California
Development of New Therapeutic Reagents for Alzheimer's Disease
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

Lee Jennings, M.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Effect of a Dementia Care Co-management Program on Health Outcomes
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

William Mobley, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California
Enhanced APP Processing to Prevent Alzheimer Pathogenesis in Down Syndrome
2015 Investigator-Initiated Research Grant: Understanding the Development and Devising Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease in Individuals with Down Syndrome — $249,999 over 3 years

Lori Montross Thomas, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California
A Legacy Project to Improve Dignity for Those Living with Dementia
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $99,996 over 2 years

Elena Portacolone, Ph.D., M.B.A, M.P.H
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Living Alone in Older Age with Alzheimer's Disease
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

Carlos Rodriguez-Ortiz, Ph.D.
University of California, Merced
Merced, California
Astrocyte-Enriched miR181 Impact on Neuronal Plasticity and Memory in Alzheimer’s Disease
2015 Mentored New Investigator Research Grant to Promote Diversity — $150,000 over 3 years

Jan Stoehr, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Characterization of Natural Occurring Alzheimer’s Disease Strains
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

Rachita Sumbria, Ph.D.
Keck Graduate Institute
Claremont, California
A Brain-Penetrating Biologic TNF-alpha Inhibitor for Alzheimer’s Disease
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $98,382 over 2 years

Van Ta, Ph.D.
San Jose State University
San Jose, California
Culturally Tailored Program to Reduce Stress Among Vietnamese Caregivers
2015 Mentored New Investigator Research Grant to Promote Diversity — $150,000 over 3 years

Hussein Yassine, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Does ApoE-e4 Genotype Reduce the Delivery of Fish Oil to the Brain?
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

Zhen Zhao, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
PICALM-Mediated Autophagic Aß Clearance and Toxicity Mitigation in Pericytes
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — 99,977 over 2 years

Florida

Marcia Gordon, Ph.D.
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Molecular Therapeutics to Mitigate Inflammation, Tauopathy and Degeneration
2015 Zenith Fellows Award — $450,000 over 3 years

Henrietta Nielsen, Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida
Apolipoprotein E Levels: a Risk-Determinant for Neurodegenerative Disease
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

Srini Subramaniam, Ph.D.
The Scripps Research Institute-Scripps Florida
Jupiter, Florida
Role of Rheb GTPase in Alzheimer Disease’s Pathways
2015 New Investigator 2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

Georgia

Whitney Wharton, Ph.D.
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
Mechanistic Potential of Antihypertensives in Preclinical Alzheimer’s
2015 Part the Cloud Translational Research Funding for Alzheimer’s Disease — $600,000 over 3 years

Illinois

Carole Deyts, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Targeting APP-CTF as Potential Disease Modifier to Reduce Abeta Burden
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

Roneil Malkani, M.D.
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
Auditory Stimulation of Delta Sleep and Memory in Mild Cognitive Impairment
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

Grace Stutzmann, Ph.D.
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
North Chicago, Illinois
Intracellular Ca2+ Channels as a Therapeutic Target for Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Discovery
2015 Investigator-Initiated Research Grant: Discovery-Validation of Therapeutic Targets for Developing Novel Interventions for Alzheimer’s Disease — $248,700 over 3 years

Kansas

Russell Swerdlow, M.D.
Kansas University Medical Center
Fairway, Kansas
Trial of Oxaloacetate in Alzheimer’s Disease (TOAD) Study
2015 Part the Cloud Translational Research Funding for Alzheimer’s Disease — $564,800 over 3 years

Kentucky

Florin Despa, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Role of Oligomerized Amylin in Vascular Injury and Alzheimer’s Disease
2015 Investigator-Initiated Research Grant: Role of Vascular Metabolic Factors in the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia — $250,000 over 3 years

Massachusetts

Jesse Mez, M.D.
Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts
Exploring MAPT and Tau-Related Genes in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

Michigan

Sami Barmada, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
RNA Dysregulation in Frontotemporal Dementia
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

Lisa Molnar, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Enhancing Safe Mobility among Older Drivers with and without Dementia
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

Minnesota

Karen Hsiao Ashe, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Minnesota — Twin Cities
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Toward Understanding Mechanisms of Tau Neurotoxicity in the Mammalian Brain
2015 Zenith Fellows Award — $449,946 over 3 years

Danni Li, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota — Twin Cities
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Vascular Biomarkers to Predict Response to Exercise in Alzheimer’s Disease
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $99,999 over 2 years

Missouri

Carlos Cruchaga, Ph.D.
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
Understanding the Role of APP, PSEN1, PSEN2, TREM2, and PLD3 in Alzheimer’s Disease
2015 Investigator-Initiated Research Grant: Biological Underpinnings of Genetic Risk Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease — $249,607 over 3 years

Tim West, Ph.D.
C2N Diagnostics
St. Louis, Missouri
A Single Ascending-Dose, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Study of an Anti-Tau Antibody
2015 Part the Cloud Translational Research Funding for Alzheimer’s Disease — $600,000 over 3 years

North Carolina

Tao Ma, Ph.D.
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Role of eEF2 Kinase in Alzheimer’s Disease-Associated Synaptic Failure and Memory Deficits
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

New York

John Crary, M.D., Ph.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York
Neuropathological Characterization of Primary Age-Related Tauopathy
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

Chun-Ling Dai, Ph.D.
Research Institute for Mental Hygiene, Inc. at NYS Institute for Basic Research
Staten Island, New York
Role of O-GlcNAcylation in Tau Pathology and Cognitive Function
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

Syed Abid Hussaini, Ph.D.
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York
Role of Lateral Entorhinal Cortex in Alzheimer's Disease
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

Fei Liu, Ph.D.
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. at NYS Institute for Basic Research
Staten Island, New York
Dyrk1A in Early Onset of Alzheimer’s Pathology in Down Syndrome
2015 Investigator-Initiated Research Grant: Understanding the Development and Devising Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease in Individuals with Down Syndrome — $250,000 over 3 years

Guilio Maria Pasinetti, M.D., Ph.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York
BDPP Treatment for Mild Cognitive Impairment and Prediabetes
2015 Part the Cloud Translational Research Funding for Alzheimer’s Disease — $600,000 over 3 years

Panagiotis Roussos, M.D., Ph.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York
Dissecting the Cis Regulation of Gene Expression in Alzheimer's Disease
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $99,985 over 2 years

Ismael Santa-Maria Perez, Ph.D.
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York
Role of microRNAs in the Regulation of Tau Pathology
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

Nicole Schupf, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York
Proteomic Profile for Incident Alzheimer’s Disease in Down Syndrome
2015 Investigator-Initiated Research Grant: Understanding the Development and Devising Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease in Individuals with Down Syndrome — $249,997 over 3 years

Manu Sharma, Ph.D.
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, New York
Tau Proteostasis by Cysteine String Protein-alpha (CSP-alpha)
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $99,858 over 2 years

Ohio

Gary Landreth, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
Roles of TREM2 in Alzheimer's Disease Pathogenesis
2015 Investigator-Initiated Research Grant: Biological Underpinnings of Genetic Risk Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease — $240,000 over 3 years

Isaac Schiefer, Ph.D.
University of Toledo Health Science Campus
Toledo, Ohio
PK/PD Study of a Prototype Attenuated Nitric Oxide (NO) Mimetic Furoxan
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

Jie Zheng, Ph.D.
The University of Akron
Akron, Ohio
Design of Peptide-Nanoparticle Conjugates as Abeta Inhibitors
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

Oregon

Adriana Seelye, Ph.D.
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon
Routine Everyday Activities of Life (REAL) Cognitive Assessment
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $97,524 over 2 years

Pennsylvania

Gong Chen, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania
In Vivo Regenerating Functional Neurons in Alzheimer’s Model
2015 Zenith Fellows Award — $450,000 over 3 years

Rhode Island

Brian Ott, M.D.
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island
Video Feedback Intervention for Cognitively Impaired Older Drivers
2015 Investigator-Initiated Research Grant: Non-Pharmacological Strategies to Ameliorate Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia — $249,324 over 3 years

Geoffrey, Tremont Ph.D.
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island
Pilot Trial of a Mind-Body Intervention for Mild Cognitive Impairment
2015 Investigator-Initiated Research Grant: Non-Pharmacological Strategies to Ameliorate Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia — $245,830 over 3 years

Texas

Rodrigo Morales, Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, Texas
Contribution of Peripheral Amyloid-Beta over Brain Pathology in Alzheimer’s Disease
2015 New Investigator Research Grant to Promote Diversity — $100,000 over 2 years

Eric Tanifum, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Probing Blood-Brain Barrier Integrity in APP/PSEN1 Mice by 19F MRI
2015 New Investigator Research Grant to Promote Diversity — $99,940 over 2 years

Shinya Yamamoto, D.V.M.. Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Functional Analysis of an Alzheimer's Disease-Associated Mutation in TM2D3
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $99,505 over 2 years

Washington

Min Shi, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Tau Efflux via Exosomes and Potential Plasma Biomarker of Alzheimer’s Disease
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $99,975 over 2 years

Wisconsin

Lisa Bratzke, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
The Effects of Surgery and Anesthesia on Cognitive Trajectory
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $99,998 over 2 years

Randall Goldsmith, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
Exploring Tau Behavior in a Microfluidic Trap
2015 New Investigator Research Grant — $100,000 over 2 years

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