Pilot Grants

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Neuroscience Institute Pilot Grant Awards 2017 to 2018

The Neuroscience Institute Recently Awarded (2017 to 2018) Pilot Grants to Support Collaborative Translational Neuroscience Research. Recipients/titles are:

Testing Drug Addiction Susceptibility in Novel Hoxc8 Mutant Mouse Models

  • Alesander Awgulewitsch, Ph.D., Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology
  • Christopher Cowan, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience

Therapeutic Targeting NDRG2 by Novel Agents in High Grade Meningioma

  • Arabinda Das, Ph.D., Department of Neurosurgery
  • David Cachia, M.D., Department of Neurosurgery
  • Daniel McDonald, MS, Department of radiation Oncology

Neuroscience Institute Pilot Grant Awards 2016 to 2017

Gating of Post-Stroke Plasticity by Somatostatin Interneurons

  • Arthur Riegel, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience
  • Andy Shih, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience

Growth of CNS Progenitor Cells Under Pressure: Implication of Biomarkers for Neonatal Hydrocephalus (renewal)

  • Ramin Eskandari, M.D., Department of Neurosurgery
  • Michael J. Yost, Ph.D., Department of Surgery
  • Michael E. Smith, Ph.D., Department of Neurosurgery

Neuroscience Institute Pilot Grant Awards 2015 to 2016

Mitochondrial Enhanced Rehabilitative Training after Experimental Stroke (renewal)

  • DeAnna L. Adkins, Ph.D., Departments of Neuroscience and Center for Biomedical Imaging
  • Rick G. Schnellmann, Ph.D., SCCP Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences 

Growth of CNS Progenitor Cells Under Pressure: Implication of Biomarkers for Neonatal Hydrocephalus

  • Ramin Eskandari, M.D., Department of Neurosurgery
  • Michael J. Yost, Ph.D., Department of Surgery
  • Michael E. Smith, Ph.D., Department of Neurosurgery

Improving Cognitive Function in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

  • Jane Joseph, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience
  • Antonieta Lavin, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience

Neuroscience Institute Pilot Grant Awards 2014 to 2015

Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Neuroprotection in Traumatic Brain Injury

  • DeAnna L. Adkins, Ph.D., Departments of Neuroscience and Center for Biomedical Imaging
  • Rick G. Schnellmann, Ph.D., SCCP Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences 

Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor and Alpha-Synuclein Expression in Parkinson’s Disease

  • Heather Boger, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience
  • Christina Vaughan, M.D., Department of Neurology

N-Acetylcysteine and Vitamin D in Infants with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Treated with Hypothermia

  • Dorothea Jenkins, M.D., Department of Pediatrics
  • Truman Brown, Ph.D., Department of Radiology and Radiological Science
  • Don Wiest, Pharm.D. - SCCP Clinical Pharmacy and Outcome Sciences