The CJD Foundation Grant

Contributed by: 

The Families of the CJD Foundation


Funds donated by supporters of the CJD Foundation have been applied to research grants awarded since 2009. The following is a sampling.

Research Grants Supported

Qingzhong Kong, PhD, 2020
Case Western Reserve University
“The RAP approach for effective prevention and treatment of prion diseases”

Simote Totauhelotu Foliaki, 2019
Cerebral neuronal dysfunction associated with human prion diseases
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH


Jiyan Ma, PhD, 2019
Determining the therapeutic potential of anti-PrP nanobody
Professor, Center for Neurodegenerative Science, Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, MI

Rodrigo Morales, Ph.D., 2018
Systematic Evaluation of the Zoonotic Potential of Different CWD Isolates
Mitchell Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Brain Disorders, Department of Neurology, University of Texas-Houston Medical School

Hermann Clemens Altmeppen, Ph.D., 2016
Targeting the Endogenous Proteolytic Processing of PrPc as a Therapeutic Strategy Against Prion Diseases
Institute of Neuropathology, University Medical Center
Eppendorf, Germany

Qingzhong Kong, Ph.D., 2009
Etiology of Sporadic CJD: Somatic Mutations of the Human Prion Protein Gene in Brain Cells
The National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center
Cleveland, Ohio

Wen-Quan Zou, M.D., Ph.D., 2009
The CJD Foundation's 2009 Research Grant Renewal: Comparative Study of Prions Associated with Iatrogenic and Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: An Update
Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University; Associate Director of National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center
Cleveland, Ohio