L.I.F.E. Foundation

Research Grant Recipients

2018 Recipient

Dr. Agnes Luo

Inhibition of Drp1 using a selective Drp1 peptide inhibitor for treatment of alpha-synuclein associated Parkinson’s Disease. Awarded $100,000 over 2 years.

2018 Recipient

Dr. Zhuzhu Zhang

Single Cell Characterization of Epigenetic Mechanisms Underlying Cocaine Craving. Awarded $100,000 over 2 years.

2017 Recipient

Charles V. Vorhees, Ph.D.

Examining and identifying function and role of LPHN3 in ADHD. Awarded $100,000 over 2 years.

2017 Recipient

Laura B Ngwenya, MD, PhD

Identifying the genetic risk underlying poor cognitive recovery after traumatic brain injury. Awarded $100,000 over 2 years.

2016 Recipient

Steven Crone, PhD

Developing a neuron replacement therapy to improve breathing, motor function and survival in neurodegenerative disease. Awarded $100,000 over 2 years.

2016 Recipient

Matia B. Solomon, PhD and Lisa Privette Vinnedge, PhD

Exploring the role of the oncogene Dek as a novel player in Alzheimer's disease. Awarded $100,000 over 2 years.

2015 Recipient

Ying Sun, PhD and Christopher N. Mayhew, PhD

Non-invasive IPSC-based Therapies for Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases. Awarded $100,000 over 2 years.

2015 Recipient

Robert McCullumsmith, MD, PhD and Adam Funk, PhD

Proteomic and genomic investigation of PSD-95 protein-protein interactions in schizophrenia. Awarded $100,000 over 2 years.

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