Hans Keirstead, PhD UC Irvine – PTEN Inhibition within Human Embryonic Stem Cell Derived Neurons $50,000
Dr. Keirstead’s information can be found HERE.
Leif Havton, MD, PhD UC Irvine – Modulation of Voiding Function by Epidural Stimulation After Acute and Chronic Spinal Cord Injury in Rats $50,000
Dr. Havton’s information can be found HERE.
Zhigang He, PhD, UC Berkeley – Assessing the Effect of Combined PTEN and SOCS3 Deletion on Promoting CST Regeneration $100,000
By using different injury models, we found that robust axon regeneration occurs after deletion of PTEN or SOCS3, establishing the first set of genetic models with CNS axon regeneration. Our current studies are investigating whether and how these regenerating axons mediate functional recovery after both optic nerve injury and spinal cord injury. U2FP endorses the “CNS Regeneration Project” with Dr. He HERE.
The other awarded grants are listed below.
Yuh-Nung Jan, PhD, UC San Francisco – Identification and Characterization of a Novel Inhibitory Factor for CNS Axon Regeneration in Dropsophila and Mice. $99,500
David Luo, MD, PhD, UC Irvine – Thrombosondin-4 and Calcium Channel a2g1 Protein Interactions in Mediating Spinal Cord Injury Pain $99,811
David Reinkensmeyer, PhD, UC Irvine – Enhancing Use-Dependent Hand Motor Recovery During Spinal Cord Injury Regeneration with a Grasp Training Robot and Implanted Hand Grasp Sensor $100,000
Michael Sofroniew, MD, PhD, UC Los Angeles – Injectable Biomaterials to Manipulate and Bridge Glial Scars After Spinal Cord Injury $50,000
Yimin Zou, PhD, UC San Diego – Combinatorial Approach for Corticospinal Tract Regeneration. $50,000
Binhai Zheng, PhD, UC San Diego – Enhancing Axon Sprouting and Functional Recovery After Cervical Spinal Cord Injury in Mice. $100,000
Reggie Edgerton, PhD, UC Los Angeles – Identifying Interneurons in the Locomotor and Postural Circuitries of Adult Spinal Rats $50,000