Active Pilot Projects

Pilot Project awards in 2017 and 2018 Read More

Reprogramming rod photoreceptors to treat retinal degeneration

2018 Award

Principal Investigator: Joseph Corbo (WashU Pathology & Immunology)
Collaborator: Vladimir Kefalov (WashU Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences)

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Developing Biomarkers for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

2018 Award

Principal Investigator: Stefanie Geisler (WashU Neurology)
Collaborator: Amanda Cashen (WashU Medicine), Anne Fagan (WashU Neurology)

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Defining the mechanisms by which MS4A4A regulates TREM2 in Alzheimer disease

2018 Award

Principal Investigator: Celeste Karch (WashU Psychiatry)
Collaborator: Thomas Brett (WashU Medicine), Laura Piccio (WashU Neurology)

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Utilizing Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Based Disease Models to Identify the Malignant Epigenetic State in Glioblastoma

2018 Award

Principal Investigator: Albert Kim (WashU Neurosurgery)
Collaborator: Andrew Yoo (WashU Developmental Biology), Jeffrey Millman (WashU Medicine)

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Identification of Repurposed Prescription Medications as Neuroprotective Therapy for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

2018 Award

Principal Investigator: Brad Racette (WashU Neurology)
Collaborator: Timothy Miller (WashU Neurology)

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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 Psychiatry)

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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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Previous Pilot Awards

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Previous pilot awards