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

Grant Title:
The RAP approach for effective prevention and treatment of prion diseases

Location:
Case Western Reserve University

Grant Year:
2020

Dr. Thomas Cunningham and Elizabeth Hill

Grant Title:
Generation of Humanised STX6 Overexpression Mice to Study Prion Disease Genetic Risk and as a Model for Therapeutic Intervention

Location:
MRC Prion Unit at UCL, Institute of Prion Diseases, London

Grant Year: 2023

Steven E. Arnold, MD

Grant Title: Assessing long-term stability of cerebrospinal fluid PrP levels in genetic prion disease mutation carriers

Location: Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; and Translational Neurology Head of the Interdisciplinary Brain Center, Massachusetts General Hospital

Grant Year: 2019

Leonardo Cortez, Ph.D.

Grant Title:
“Isolation and Strain-Specific Characterization of Pathogenic CJD Prion Particles”

Location:
Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Grant Year:
2018

Stéphane Haik, M.D., Ph.D.

Grant Title:
Worms: A novel genetic model for therapeutic research in prion disease

Location:
Alzheimer’s and Prion diseases Lab at the Brain & Spine Institute (ICM) of the Salpêtrière Hospital, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France

Grant Year:
2017

Roberto Chiesa, Ph.D.

Grant Title:
A new anti-prion compound that reduces PrPc levels and inhibits PrPsc replication. [Awaiting permission to release from Dr. Chiesa.]

Location:
Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milano, Italy

Grant Year: 2016