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

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