The Lynda Morris Memorial Grant

Contributed by: 

David Morris and Family

This grant was established in 2019.

Research Grants Supported

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

Marcelo Barria, PhD and Alison Green, PhD, 2022
University of Edinburgh
"Assessing the replication properties of prion protein aggregates found in archived formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded appendix tissue collected from the asymptomatic population by the highly sensitive in vitro prion amplification assay"

Wenquan Zou, MD, PhD and Katsumi Doh-ura, MD, PhD, 2022
Case Western Reserve University and Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
"Assessing Prophylactic and Therapeutic Efficacy of a Cellulose Ether Compound TC-5RW on CJD"

Holger Wille, PhD, 2021
University of Alberta, Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases
"Evaluating passive immunotherapy in prion-infected transgenic mice expressing human PrP"

Sonia Vallabh, PhD
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
“Assessing efficacy of zinc-finger repressors of prion protein as a therapeutic for prion disease”

Candace Mathiason, PhD
Prion Research Center, Colorado State University
“Use of Blood-borne Prion Amplification Assays for the Detection of Human Prion Diseases and Biomarker Assessment”