The Katie Pohl Dopirak Memorial Research Grant

Contributed by: 

The Pohl and Dopirak Families


This grant was established in 2019.

Research Grants Supported

Valerie Sim, MD, FRCPC, 2021
Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases, University of Alberta, Canada
"Strain-specific pathology and spread in prion organotypic slice culture assay infected with different strains of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease"

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"

Holger Wille, PhD, 2020
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
“Evaluating prion vaccines in transgenic mouse models of familial prion diseases”

Fei Wang, PhD, 2020
The Mitchell Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Brain Disorders; The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
“Generating Recombinant Human Prions in Large Scale for Structural Studies”

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