Active Pilot Projects

Pilot Projects awarded in 2017 and 2016. Read More

Unraveling the Mechanisms of Neuroma Prevention with the Use of Acellularized Nerve Allografts

2017 Award
Principal Investigator: Valeria Cavalli (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)
Collaborator: Amy Moore (WashU Surgery)

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Regulation of stop codon readthrough of Aqp4 and role in Aβ clearance

2017 Award
Principal Investigator: Joseph Dougherty (WashU Genetics)
Collaborators: John Cirrito (WashU Neurology), Carla Yuede (WashU Neurology)

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Eliciting Sensory Percepts by Macrosieve Stimulation of the Rat Sciatic Nerve

2017 Award
Principal investigator: Wilson (Zack) Ray (WashU Neurosurgery)
Collaborator: Dan Moran (WashU Biomedical Engineering)

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Role of Lysosomal Dysfunction in Aggregation and Spreading of Alpha-synuclein in vitro and in vivo

2017 Award
Principal Investigator: Mark Sands (WashU Medicine)
Collaborators: Albert (Gus) Davis (WashU Neurology), Bruno Benitez (WashU Medicine)

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Dissecting Downstream SCN Neural Circuits in Sleep and Arousal

2016 Award
Principal investigators: Michael Bruchas (WashU Anesthesiology), Erik Herzog (WashU Biology)

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Transmissible protein aggregation in myodegenerative diseases

2016 Award
Principal investigator: Conrad Weihl (WashU Neurology)
Collaborator: Jan Bieschke (WashU Biomedical Engineering)

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Development of a bioengineered construct library to repair long nerve defects

2016 Award
Principal Investigator: Matthew Wood (WashU Surgery)
Collaborator: Susan Mackinnon (WashU Surgery)

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Previous Pilot Awards

Hope Center Pilot awards are two-year projects.  Click below to learn details about past pilot projects.

Previous pilot awards