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Funded Studies: 2016


AUSTRALIA

Abdel Ali Belaidi, Ph.D.
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Melbourne, Australia
Iron And Apolipoprotein E Link in the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity (AARF-D)
— $175,000 over 3 years

Ashley Bush, M.D., Ph.D.
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Melbourne, Australia
Predicting Longitudinal Disease Outcomes Using CSF Iron Parameters
2016 Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND) — $33,000 over 2 years

Laura Jacobson, Ph.D.
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Melbourne, Australia
Tau And Orexin Interactions In Sleep And Cognition In Alzheimer’s Disease
2016 New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) — $99,737 over 2 years

Sanjaya Kuruppu, Ph.D.
Monash University
Clayton, Australia
A Venom Derived Peptide to Treat Alzheimer's Disease
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG) — $108,820 over 3 years

BELGIUM

Christine Bastin, Ph.D.
Université de Liège (University of Liège)
Liège, Belgium
Memory For Entities And Early Tau Accumulation In Prodromal AD
2016 New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) — $99,990 over 2 years

Carlo Sala Frigerio, Ph.D.
Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB)
Leuven, Belgium
Somatic Mutations As Pathogenic Drivers In Sporadic Alzheimer’s Disease
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF) — $173,240 over 3 years

Heather Rice, Ph.D.
Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB)
Leuven, Belgium
Selective Vulnerability Of Interneurons In Alzheimer’s Disease
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF) — $174,985 over 3 years

Evgenia Salta, Ph.D.
Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB)
Leuven, Belgium
Functional Validation Of miR-132 Loss In AD And Therapeutic Targeting
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF) — $175,000 over 3 years

CANADA

Brandy Callahan, Ph.D.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto Ontario, Canada
Cognition In Mild Cognitive Impairment And Adult Attention-Deficit Disorder
2016 Alzheimer's Association Clinical Fellowship (AACF) — $175,000 over 3 years

Tamara Franklin, Ph.D.
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Understanding The Neural Bases For Social Deficits In Alzheimer's Disease
2016 Mentored New Investigator Research Grant to Promote Diversity (MNIRGD) — $149,987 over 3 years

Susan Hunter, Ph.D.
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada
Paradoxical Effects Of Mobility Aids On Postural Stability In Dementia
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG) — $115,070 over 3 years

Andrea Iaboni, M.D., D.Phil.
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN
Toronto Ontario, Canada
A Multidimensional Tool For Assessing Mobility In Advanced Dementia
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG) — $149,625 over 3 years

Randy McIntosh, Ph.D.
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Differentiating Dynamic Neural Model Profiles In Neurodegenerative Disease
2016 Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND) — $149,993 over 2 years

Laura Middleton, Ph.D.
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
How Do We Get People With MCI And Dementia To Be Physically Active?
2016 New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) — $100,000 over 2 years

Tatyana Mollayeva, M.D., Ph.D.
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN
Toronto Ontario, Canada
Alzheimer's Disease In Men And Women With Central Nervous System Trauma
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF) — $144,784 over 3 years

Tom Schweizer, Ph.D.
St. Michael's Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Using Functional MRI To Evaluate Cognitive Predictors Of Driving In MCI
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG) — $146,861 over 3 years

Sylvia Villeneuve, Ph.D.
Douglas Hospital Research Centre
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Monitoring Behavioral Changes Using Online Tools In At-Risk Individuals
2016 New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) — $100,000 over 2 years

FRANCE

Cécilia Samieri, Ph.D.
Association for the Development of Education and Research with Universities, Research Centers, and Enterprises of Aquitaine
Pessac, France
Network Science Tools To Identify Novel Diet Patterns In Prodromal Dementia
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG) — $118,872 over 3 years

GERMANY

Holger Cynis, Ph.D.
Fraunhofer IZI-MWT
Halle, Germany
Generation And Characterization Of Novel APP-Wt X Tau-Wt Double Knock-In Mice
2016 New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) — $100,000 over 2 years

Dieter Willbold, Ph.D.
Research Centre Juelich
Jülich, Germany
Homo- And Hetero-Aggregates As Biomarkers In Neurodegenerative Disorders
2016 Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND) — $147,500 over 2 years

IRAN

Koorosh Shahpasand, Ph.D.
Royan Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Technology
Tehran, Iran
Reason of Tau Toxicity Upon Cistauosis
2016 New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) — $100,000 over 2 years

ISRAEL

Einor Ben Assayag, Ph.D.
Tel-Aviv Medical Center Research And Development Fund And Health Services
Tel Aviv, Israel
Blood Exosomal miRNAs As Biomarkers In Post-Stroke Brain Recovery/ Dementia
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG) — $149,999 over 3 years

ITALY

Fabio Moda, Ph.D.
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico "Carlo Besta"
Milan, Italy
Seed of Dementia: Misfolded Proteins In Neurodegenerative Disorders
2016 Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND) — $121,000 over 2 years

SPAIN

Isidro Ferrer, M.D., Ph.D.
Center for Networked Biomedical Research on Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIBERNED)
Barcelona, Spain
Sativex In MCI Patients At High Risk Of Developing AD
2016 Part the Cloud Challenge on Neuroinflammation — $999,131 over 3 years

Bryan Strange, Ph.D., M.B.B.S.
Technical University of Madrid
Madrid, Spain
The Healthy Elderly Brain: MRI Predictors for Developing MCI
2016 New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) — $100,000 over 2 years

SWEDEN

Taher Darreh-Shori, Ph.D.
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm, Sweden
Novel Lead Chat-PET Tracer As Early Diagnostic And Theragonistic Biomarker
2016 New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) — $99,989 over 2 years

UNITED KINGDOM

Mark Dallas, Ph.D.
University of Reading
Reading, United Kingdom
Carbon Monoxide Suppression Of Alzheimer's Disease Pathology
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG) — $149,758 over 3 years

Neil Oxtoby, Ph.D.
University College London
London, United Kingdom
Network Models of Neurodegeneration (NetMon)
2016 Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND) — $149,669 over 3 years

 

UNITED STATES

Arizona

Gary D'Souza, Ph.D.
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
Does Lenalidomide Alter AD Neuropathologies Via Gliosis Modulation?
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF) — $175,000 over 3 years

Ramon Velazquez, Ph.D.
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
Pim1 Inhibition As A Therapeutic Strategy For Alzheimer’s Disease
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity (AARF-D) — $174,999 over 3 years

California

Bianca Acevedo, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California
Caregiving, Empathy and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Pilot Study
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity (AARF-D)
— $174,999 over 3 years

Michael Castle, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California
AAV Vectors For Widespread And Specific BDNF Delivery To The Cortex In AD
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF) — $175,000 over 3 years

John Chen, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Identification Of Cellular Factors That Control Tau Aggregation And Spread
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF) — $145,000 over 3 years

Katherine Denny, Ph.D.
University of California, Davis
Sacramento, California
Multidimensional Behavioral Intervention For Those At Risk For AD
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG) — $120,000 over 3 years

Brittany Dugger, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
The Presence Of Tau In Peripheral Tissues Across Alzheimer’s Disease Stages
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG) — $120,000 over 3 years

Stefania Forner, Ph.D.
University of California (Irvine)
Irvine, California
Impact of The Actin Cytoskeleton And Its Regulators In Alzheimer’s Disease
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF) — $174,999 over 3 years

Edward Goetzl, M.D.
Hebrew Home for the Aged Disabled
San Francisco, California
Neural-Derived Blood Exosome Protein Biomarkers in AD and FTD
2016 Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND) — $150,000 over 2 years

Lea Grinberg, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Caspases And Proteasome As Determinants Of Opposite Neuronal Fate In AD
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG) — $120,000 over 3 years

Lindsay Hohsfield, Ph.D.
University of California (Irvine)
Irvine, California
Manipulating Microglia To Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF) — $175,000 over 3 years

Heng-Wei Hsu, Ph.D.
University of California (Irvine)
Irvine, California
The Role Of Inflammation On Endothelial LRP1
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF) — $170,000 over 3 years

Renaud La Joie, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Multimodal Imaging Of Neurodegeneration Processes And Their Propagation
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF) — $175,000 over 3 years

Albert La Spada, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California
Modulators of Transcription Factor EB (TFEB)
2016 Collaboration 4 Cure (C4C) — $57,224 over 2 years

Oanh Meyer, Ph.D.
University of California, Davis
Sacramento, California
A Culturally-Relevant Intervention To Reduce Dementia Caregiver Distress
2016 Mentored New Investigator Research Grant to Promote Diversity (MNIRGD) — $150,000 over 3 years

Evan Miller, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California
Optical Tools To Interrogate Neuronal Physiology In Alzheimer’s Disease
2016 New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) — $100,000 over 2 years

Thuc-Nhi Nguyen, Ph.D.
University of California, Davis
Sacramento, California
Cognitive Impairment And Vietnamese Female Nail Technicians
2016 Alzheimer's Association Clinical Fellowship (AACF) — $174,935 over 3 years

John Olichney, M.D.
University of California, Davis
Sacramento, California
Proof of Mechanism Study of Senicapoc In Mild or Prodromal AD
2016 Part the Cloud Challenge on Neuroinflammation — $1,000,000 over 3 years

Elena Pasquale, Ph.D.
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
La Jolla, California
Inhibiting The EphA4 Receptor To Counteract Alzheimer’s Neurodegeneration
2016 Collaboration 4 Cure (C4C) — $60,000 over 2 years

Matthew Pearn, M.D.
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California
Small Molecules To Normalize Early Endosome Structure And Function In AD
2016 Collaboration 4 Cure (C4C) — $55,000 over 2 years

Subhojit Roy, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California
Identifying Molecules That Attenuate APP And BACE-1 Interactions
2016 Collaboration 4 Cure (C4C) — $57,000 over 2 years

Niraj Shanbhag, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
The Role Of BRCA1 In Alzheimer's Pathogenesis
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF) — $175,000 over 3 years

Lutz Tautz, Ph.D.
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
La Jolla, California
Novel Screening Platform To Identify Specific Inhibitors Of STEP
2016 Collaboration 4 Cure (C4C) — $52,722 over 2 years

Steven L. Wagner, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California
Screening For Novel Gamma-Secretase Modulator Scaffolds
2016 Collaboration 4 Cure (C4C) — $32,249 over 2 years

Huaxi Xu, Ph.D.
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
La Jolla, California
Promoting TREM2 Stability And Activity For AD Intervention
2016 Collaboration 4 Cure (C4C) — $64,471 over 2 years

Yunwu Zhang, Ph.D.
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
La Jolla, California
Targeting Appoptosin For Intervention of Alzheimer's and Other Tauopathies
2016 Collaboration 4 Cure (C4C) — $64,471 over 2 years

Siok Lam (Sharon) Lim, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California
Deciphering The Role of SYK As A Key Mediator Of Aß Clearance By Microglia
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF) — $175,000 over 3 years

Colorado

Luis Medina, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Denver
Aurora, Colorado
Performance-Based Functional Assessment Of Alzheimer's Disease In Hispanics
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity (AARF-D) — $145,000 over 3 years

Huntington Potter, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Denver
Aurora, Colorado
Safety & Efficacy of GM-CSF/Leukine in Mild-to-Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease
2016 Part The Cloud Challenge on Neuroinflammation — $1,000,000 over 3 years

Florida

Paramita Chakrabarty, Ph.D.
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Comparative Prionoid And Strain Properties Of Tau And Synuclein
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG) — $150,000 over 3 years

Holly Cukier, Ph.D.
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida
Investigating A Frameshift Deletion In ABCA7 Of African Origin Using iPSC
2016 New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) — $100,000 over 2 years

Chad Dickey, Ph.D.
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
The Role Of Peptidyl-Prolyl Isomerases In Tau-Mediated Neurotoxicity
2016 Mechanisms of Cell Death in Neurodegeneration Grant (MCDN) — $495,000 over 3 years

Joshua Gamsby, Ph.D.
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Tauopathy and Circadian Dysfunction
2016 New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) — $99,998 over 2 years

Daniel Lee, Ph.D.
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Modulation of GPRC6a Signaling to Mitigate Tauopathies
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant to Promote Diversity (AARG-D) — $149,999 over 3 years

Anthony Oliva, Ph.D.
Longeveron LLC
Miami, Florida
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's Disease
2016 Part the Cloud Challenge on Neuroinflammation — $1,000,000 over 3 years

Georgia

Srikant Rangaraju, M.B.B.S.
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
Ion Channels: Regulators Of Neuroinflammation In Alzheimer's Disease
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG) — $150,000 over 3 years

Nicholas Seyfried, Ph.D.
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
Proteomic Network Analysis To Define Common Mechanisms Underlying AD And PD
2016 Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND) — $150,000 over 2 years

Illinois

Devi Krishna Priya Karunakaran, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
Molecular Mechanisms Of The Alzheimer’s Risk Gene UNC5c In Neuronal Death
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF) — $175,000 over 3 years

Stephen Meredith, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Brain Amyloid Seeded Oligomers
2016 Zenith Fellows Award (ZNTH) — $450,000 over 3 years

Indiana

Sungeun Kim, Ph.D.
Indiana University
Indianapolis, Indiana
Biological Networks And Pathophysiology of AD And PD
2016 Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND) — $150,000 over 2 years

Salil Sharma, Ph.D.
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
Role Of Circulating MicroRNAs In Alzheimer’s Diseases
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF) — $175,000 over 3 years

Massachusetts

Onder Albayram, Ph.D.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Targeting The Misshapen Pathogenic Tau Protein In Tauopathies
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF) — $174,293 over 3 years

Sandra Almeida, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, Massachusetts
Exploring Molecular Pathogenic Pathways Common To AD And FTD
2016 New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) — $100,000 over 2 years

Annina DeLeo, Ph.D.
Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts
Characterization of Human AD Brain-Derived Exosomes on Tau Propagation
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF) — $175,000 over 3 years

Jennifer Gatchel, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Charlestown, Massachusetts
Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms and Tau PET Imaging in Alzheimer's Disease
2016 Alzheimer's Association Clinical Fellowship (AACF) — $174,419 over 3 years

Kun Ping Lu, M.D., Ph.D.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Mechanisms of Neuronal Apoptosis Induced By The Early Pathogenic Cis P-Tau
2016 Mechanisms of Cell Death in Neurodegeneration (MCDN) — $608,547 over 3 years

Kathryn Papp, Ph.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts
Optimizing Semantic Memory Measures To Tau PET Deposition In Preclinical AD
2016 Alzheimer's Association Clinical Fellowship (AACF) — $174,980 over 3 years

Claudia Satizabal, Ph.D.
Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts
Impact Of Obesity In Brain Aging And Alzheimer’s Disease
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant to Promote Diversity (AARG-D) — $118,673 over 3 years

William Todd, Ph.D.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
A Circadian Circuit For Behavioral Aggression In Alzheimer's Disease
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF) — $175,000 over 3 years

Katherine Turk, M.D.
Boston VA Research Institute, Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts
Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease Using Event Related Potentials
2016 Alzheimer's Association Clinical Fellowship (AACF) — $175,000 over 3 years

Michigan

Sara Adar, ScD, MHS
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Neighborhood Noise, Socioeconomic Context, and Alzheimer’s Disease
2016 New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) — $99,996 over 2 years

Yuanfang Guan, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Cross-Disease Brain Image Modeling
2016 Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND) — $150,000 over 4 years

Missouri

Ganesh Babulal, OTD
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
Racial Differences In Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarkers And Driving Behavior
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity (AARF-D) — $145,000 over 3 years

Nicolas Barthelemy, Ph.D.
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
Quantitative Analyses Of Tau Isoforms In Human Brain, CSF And Plasma By MS
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF) — $174,999 over 3 years

Thomas Brett, Ph.D.
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
Structural and Functional Basis for TREM2/ApoE/Lipid interaction in AD
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG) — $150,000 over 3 years

New York

Erin Congdon, Ph.D.
New York University School of Medicine
New York, New York
Clarifying Clearance of Tau Pathology: Extra and/or Intracellular Mechanism
2016 New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) — $100,000 over 2 years

Jesus Gomar, Ph.D.
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
New York, New York
Neuroinflammatory Mechanisms In AD: Gliosis, myo-Inositol and Amyloidosis
2016 Alzheimer's Association Clinical Fellowship to Promote Diversity (AACF-D) — $145,000 over 3 years

Wen Hu, Ph.D.
New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities
Staten Island, New York
The Role Of Hyperphosphorylation In The Spread Of Tau Pathology
2016 New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) — $100,000 over 2 years

Laura McIntire, Ph.D.
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York
Functional Genetic CRISPR Screen For Prevention Of Synapse Loss In AD
2016 New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) — $100,000 over 2 years

Towfique Raj, Ph.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York
Functional Genomics of Alzheimer's Disease in African Americans
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG) — $120,000 over 3 years

Monica Rivera-Mindt, Ph.D.
Fordham University
Bronx, New York
Alzheimer’s, Cerebrovascular and Sociocultural Factors for Dementia in HIV
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant to Promote Diversity (AARG-D) — $150,000 over 3 years

Henrieta Scholtzova, M.D., Ph.D.
New York University School of Medicine
New York, New York
CAA Treatment via Innate Immunity Stimulation and MRI Detection in Primates
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG) — $150,000 over 3 years

Kinga Szigeti, M.D., Ph.D.
State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York
Narrowing The Gap In The Genetic Architecture Of AD
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG) — $149,970 over 3 years

Andrew Teich, M.D., Ph.D.
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York
A Cross-Species Study of DNA Methylation in Alzheimer's Disease Dementia
2016 New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) — $100,000 over 2 years

Badri Vardarajan, Ph.D.
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York
Sequencing In Healthy APOE-e4 Samples To Identify Protective Variants In AD
2016 New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) — $99,056 over 2 years

North Carolina

Tina Brinkley, Ph.D.
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Diet, Exercise, and Soluble RAGE in Adults at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease
2016 New Investigator Research Grant to Promote Diversity (NIRGD) — $100,000 over 3 years

Carol Colton, Ph.D.
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
Onset of Immune Pathology in AD
2016 Zenith Fellows Award (ZNTH) — $450,000 over 3 years

Jeongchul Kim, Ph.D.
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Analysis Of Brain Degeneration In MCI Using A Biomechanical Framework
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF) — $174,479 over 3 years

Ohio

Katherine Koenig, Ph.D.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio
Neuroimaging, Amyloid, And Cognitive Function In Down Syndrome
2016 New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) — $97,718 over 2 years

Hyoung-gon Lee, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
Pathological Role Of PLK1 In Selective Neurodegeneration In AD
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG) — $149,998 over 3 years

Xiongwei Zhu, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
Role Of Aberrant Calcium Signaling In Mitochondrial Dynamics In AD
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG) — $150,000 over 3 years

Pennsylvania

Guangwei Du, M.D., Ph.D.
The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Benchmark Structural MRI Marker(s) For Parkinsonian Syndromes
2016 Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND) — $146,508 over 2 years

Lin Guo, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Developing Protein Disaggregases and RNA Inhibitors For FTD Protein: FUS
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF) — $175,000 over 3 years

Mitchel Kling, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A Biomarker-Based Trial of Plasmalogen Repletion in MCI/AD
2016 Part The Cloud Translational Research Funding for Alzheimer's Disease Program — $599,961 over 3 years

Kyong Nyon Nam, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Effect Of APOE And Aß Oligomers Interaction On Cognition Decline In Mice
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF) — $175,000 over 3 years

Jeffrey Phillips, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Anatomical Progression of Typical and Atypical Alzheimer's Disease
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF) — $174,699 over 3 years

Alice Chen-Plotkin, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Protein Signatures Of AD And PD – Shared And Distinct Biomarkers In Blood
2016 Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND) — $150,000 over 2 years

South Carolina

Catrina Robinson, Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Obesity-Related Cognitive Impairment: The Role Of Brain Insulin
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant to Promote Diversity (AARG-D) — $150,000 over 3 years

Andy Shih, Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Long-term In Vivo Imaging of the Pericyte Response to Amyloid Beta
2016 New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) — $99,960 over 2 years

Kellee White, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
Racial Disparities In Cognitive Outcomes: The Role Of Multimorbidity
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant to Promote Diversity (AARG-D) — $150,000 over 3 years

Tennessee

Francesca-Fang Liao, Ph.D.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, Tennessee
Is Dysfunctional eNOS A Major Contributing Factor For Sporadic Alzheimer’s?
2016 Zenith Fellows Award (ZNTH) — $449,999 over 3 years

Paul A. Newhouse, M.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee
Phase 1 Testing of a Muscarinic M1 PAM for Alzheimer's Disease
2016 Part The Cloud Translational Research Funding for Alzheimer's Disease — $689,386

Texas

Heng Du, M.D., Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, Texas
OSCP Aberration And Synaptic Injury In Alzheimer's Disease
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG) — $149,985 over 3 years

Ines Moreno-Gonzalez, Ph.D.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, Texas
PET Imaging To Detect Alzheimer’s-Like Pathology After Brain Injury
2016 New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) — $99,928 over 2 years

Leigh Johnson, Ph.D.
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas
Inflammation As A Pathway For The Depression – Cognition Link
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG) — $117,895 over 3 years

Karienn Montgomery, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University Health Science Center
College Station, Texas
Cognitive Impairment And AD: Targeting Presynaptic Therapeutic Mechanisms
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity (AARF-D) — $145,000 over 3 years

Shamsideen Ojelade, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Understanding CD2AP's Role In Alzheimer's Disease
2016 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity (AARF-D) — $174,501 over 3 years

Arubala Reddy, Ph.D.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, Texas
Protective Effects of SSRI Against Alzheimer’s Disease
2016 New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) — $99,952 over 2 years

Karen Rodrigue, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, Texas
Links Between Brain Iron And Beta-Amyloid Deposition In Aging And MCI
2016 New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) — $98,450 over 2 years

Virginia

George Bloom, Ph.D.
The University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Tau, mTOR & Neuron Cell Cycle Re-Entry: Why Insulin Resistance Promotes AD
2016 Zenith Fellows Award (ZNTH) — $450,000 over 3 years

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