Transformational Research 2016

The goal of the Program is to provide funding to high potential, translational research that will have transformational impact in neurodegenerative diseases of aging.  These are to be larger, longer grants (up to $1.5m for up to 3 years) for transformational work including international collaborations.

Transformational 2016 Awardees

This list does not reflect all upcoming awardees. The awardees are listed once all documents have been finalized.


Human MiniPromoters for Brain Gene Therapy; Focused on Parkinson Disease

Grantees: Dr. Elizabeth Simpson , Dr. Blair Leavitt , Yoland Smith , Wyeth Wyk Wasserman

Project Description Gene therapy uses DNA to alter the behavior of cells to treat disease. There has been a promising revival of gene therapy for diseases with unmet treatment...

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