The 2017 CJD Foundation Research Grant Program

The CJD Foundation is pleased to announce that the following have been awarded a one-year grant through the 2017 CJD Foundation Research Grant Program.  For information on applying for next year's program, click here.

Stéphane Haik, MD, PhD
Alzheimer's and Prion diseases Lab. at the Brain & Spine Institute (ICM) of the Salpêtrière Hospital, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France
“Worms: a novel genetic model for therapeutic research in prion disease”

Charles E. Mays, PhD
Mitchell Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Brain Disorders
Department of Neurology, University of Texas-Houston Medical School
“Design and Development of Anti-Prions as a Novel Therapeutic Strategy for Prion Disease”

Gianluigi Zanusso, MD, PhD
University of Verona, Italy
“RT-QuIC assay on olfactory brushings in asymptomatic carriers of E200K mutation: an explorative study for establishing when a preventive therapy should be started”

Wenquan Zou, MD, PhD
National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
“Assessing Prions in Sporadic CJD Patients”