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The Katie (Pohl) Dopirak Memorial Grant

Contributed by: The Pohl Family

Established in 2019

Research Grants Supported

Jiyan Ma, PhD

Grant Title:
Determining the therapeutic potential of anti-PrP nanobody

Location: Professor, Center for Neurodegenerative Science, Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, MI

Grant Year: 2019

Dr. Sarah Vascellari

Grant Title:
Development of a blood and urine prion diagnostic test for human prion diseases using the Real Time QuIC assays

Location:
Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Cagliari (UniCa), Cagliari, Italy

Grant Year: 2023

Rodrigo Morales, PhD

Grant Title:
Development of a high throughput system for screening anti-prion molecules

Location:
University of Texas, Houston, TX

Grant Year: 2022

Cathryn Haigh, PhD

Grant Title:
“Regional tropism of sporadic CJD subtypes in human brain organoids”

Location:
Laboratory of Neurological Infections and Immunity (LNII), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of Intramural Research, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, MT

Grant Year: 2022

Holger Wille, PhD

Grant Title:
Evaluating prion vaccines in transgenic mouse models of familial prion diseases

Location:
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Grant Year: 2021

Valerie Sim, MD, FRCPC

Grant Title:
Strain-specific pathology and spread in prion organotypic slice culture assay infected with different strains of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Location:
Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases, University of Alberta, Canada

Grant Year: 2021

Emiliano Biasini, PhD

Grant Title:
Pharmacological Degraders for the Cellular Prion Protein

Location:
University of Trento, Italy

Grant Year:
2021

Fei Wang, PhD

Grant Title:
Generating Recombinant Human Prions in Large Scale for Structural Studies

Location:
The Mitchell Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Brain Disorders; The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Grant Year: 2020