Active Pilot Projects

Pilot Projects awarded in 2016 and 2015. Read More

Dissecting Downstream SCN Neural Circuits in Sleep and Arousal

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

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Transmissible protein aggregation in myodegenerative diseases

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

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Development of a bioengineered construct library to repair long nerve defects

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

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Fixing the Broken Clock: Optogenetic methods to restore circadian rhythms in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease

2015 Award
Principal Investigator: Erik Musiek (WUSTL Neurology)
Collaborators: Erik Herzog (WUSTL Biology) and Geraldine Kress (WUSTL Neurology)

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Mechanisms of neonatal seizures in a mouse model of term-equivalent cerebral hypoxia-ischemia

2015 Award
Principal Investigator: Michael Wong (WUSTL Neurology)
Collaborator: Rafael Galindo (WUSTL Neurology)

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MicroRNA regulation of dendritic cell function in an animal model of multiple sclerosis

2015 Award
Principal Investigator: Gregory Wu (WUSTL Neurology)
Collaborator: Timothy Miller (WUSTL Neurology)

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The role of DNA methylation in Huntington’s disease

2015 Award
Principal Investigator:  Hiroko Yano (WUSTL Neurosurgery)
Collaborator: Ting Wang (WUSTL Genetics)

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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