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

Jason C. Bartz, Ph.D. and Dr. Yuan, Ph.D., 2023
Creighton University
"Detection of residual prions from decontaminated medical and laboratory surfaces"

Victoria Lawson, PhD, 2023
Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, The University of Melbourne
"Risk of cancer from reduced expression of PrPC-implications for prion disease treatment"

Qiuye Li, Ph.D., 2023
Case Western Reserve University
"High-resolution structure determination of MM1 and MM2 sCJD prions"

Robert C.C. Mercer, Ph.D., 2023
Department of Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine
The identification of PrPSc interaction partners and the characterization of their role in prion infection and/or propagation

Jaime Noguez, PhD, 2022
Case Western Reserve University
"Improving the sensitivity of CSF RT-QuIC in humans by examining cases with indeterminate results"

Emiliano Biasini, PhD, 2021
Dulbecco Telethon Laboratory of Prions and Amyloids, Department of Cellular, Computational & Integrative Biology (CIBIO), University of Trento, Italy
"Pharmacological Degraders for the Cellular Prion Protein"

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

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

Jiyan Ma, Ph.D., 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