The José A. Piriz and Sonia E. Piriz Memorial Research Grant

Contributed by: 

Karla Piriz and Lauren Piriz


This grant was established in 2015.

Research Grants Supported

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

Steven E. Arnold, MD, 2019
Assessing long-term stability of cerebrospinal fluid PrP levels in genetic prion disease mutation carriers
Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; and Translational Neurology Head of the Interdisciplinary Brain Center, Massachusetts General Hospital

Leonardo Cortez, Ph.D., 2018
Isolation and Strain-Specific Characterization of Pathogenic CJD Prion Particles
Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Stéphane Haik, M.D., Ph.D., 2017
Worms: A Novel Genetic Model for Therapeutic Research in Prion Disease
Alzheimer’s and Prion Diseases Lab at the Brain & Spine Institute (ICM) of the Salpêtrière Hospital, Sorbonne Université,
Paris, France

Roberto Chiesa, Ph.D., 2016
A New Anti-Prion Compound that Reduces PrPc levels and Inhibits PrPsc Replication
[
Awaiting permission to release from Dr. Chiesa.]
Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri
Milano, Italy

Julie Moreno, Ph.D., 2015
The Role of Cellular Chaperones and the Unfolded Protein Response in Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker Syndrome
Prion Research Center, Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado