The Strides for CJD Research Grant

Contributed by: 

The Families of the CJD Foundation


This grant was established in 2016.

Research Grants Supported

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


Dr. Graham S. Jackson, 2019
Development of a quantitative, real-time Protein-Misfolding by Cyclic Amplification (PMCA) reaction
Medical Research Council (MRC) Prion Unit at University College London

Dr. Emmanuelle Vire, 2019
Investigating the relevance of blood DNA methylation signals for disease management in CJD
Medical Research Council (MRC) Prion Unit at University College London

Hermann Clemens Altmeppen, Ph.D., 2018
Investigating the Potential of the Neuroprotective N1 Fragment of the Prion Protein as a New Treatment Against Prion Diseases
Institute of Neuropathology, University Medical Center – Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

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

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

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

Gianluigi Zanusso, M.D., Ph.D., 2017
RT-QuIC Assay on Olfactory Brushings in Asymptomatic Carriers of E200K PRNP Mutation: An Explorative Study for Establishing When a Preventative Therapy Should be Started
University of Verona, Verona, Italy

Wen-Quan Zou, M.D., Ph.D., 2017
Assessing Prion Infectivity in the Skin of Sporadic CJD Patients
National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

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

Zuzana Krejciova, Ph.D., 2016
Human Stem Cell Derived Neural Models for sCJD Prion Propagation and Drug Discovery
Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of California
San Francisco, California