2002 Pilot Study Grants - Grants 1-6

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Funding from The Parkinson Alliance helped to finance the following Parkinson's research. Grantees were selected by scientific review committees of participating organizations. Abstracts and reports (when available) are available by clicking the underlined grants.

1. Primary Cultures of Spinal Cord Motor Neurons as a Model for Neurodegeneration and ALS
Robert Bowser, Ph.D.
Department of Pathology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

2. The Biological Basis of Incremental Learning: Functional Neuroimaging of Reward-Related Processing in Parkinson’s Disease
Julie Fiez, PhD.
Departments of Psychology and Neuroscience, the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, and the Learning Research and Development Center
University of Pittsburgh

3. Motorized Stage for Zeiss Axiophot Microscope
David Fink, M.D.
Departments of Neurology and Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

4. Role of Cell Cycle Proteins in Neuronal Loss in Parkinson’s Disease
Kelly Jordan-Scuitto
Department of Pathology (Neuropathology)
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

5. Exploring Human APP/Presenilin-1 Interactions and Wnt signaling in primary neuronal cultures using HSV-1 Based Multigene Delivery
Iliya Lefterov, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

6. Complex Gene Expression Changes Associated with the Neuroprotective Effect of Forced Limb Use After 6-OHDA Lesion in the Rat Striatum
Karoly Mirnics, M.D.
Departments of Psychiatry and Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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