Office of
Research

College of Human Medicine




Office of
Research

Total ValueTypeName of award / Description of studyDates of awardAwarded byPrincipal InvestigatorUnit
$60,000 Award Weston Brain Institute Advisor Fellowship 11/14/2016 to 11/13/2017 Weston Brain Institute Caryl Sortwell, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Chair Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
$218,900 Grant Validation and characterization of AAV-aSyn as a model of nigrostriatal degeneration 11/01/2016 to 10/31/2018 Michael J. Fox Foundation Fredric Manfredsson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
$577,666 Grant Viral Vector Transduction Deficiencies in the Aged Nigrostriatal System 09/30/2016 to 06/30/2017 National Institute of Aging Caryl Sortwell, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Chair and Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
$232,500 Grant Alpha-synuclein is crucial for neuronal function and survival-Characterization of a novel conditional alpha-synuclein knockout mouse model 9/30/2016 to 08/31/2018 National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke  Fredric Manfredsson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
$110,000 Grant Addressing the knowledge gap of Nurr1 Agonist Therapy in PD: Impact on Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesia 09/21/2016 to 09/20/2017 Michael J. Fox Foundation Kathy Steece-Collier, Ph.D., Professor Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
$385,625 Grant Defining the role of alpha-synuclein in Enteric Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease 09/15/2016 to 08/31/2018 Department of Defense Fredric Manfredsson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
$25,000 Grant Pilot project to establish a Saint Mary's-MSU brain bank   09/01/2016 - 8/31/2017 Saint Mary's Foundation Scott Counts, Ph.D., Associate Professor Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
$246,766 Grant Striatal Nurr1 activity facilitates the dyskinetic state: A novel therapeutic target 08/01/2016 to 07/31/2018 National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Fredric Manfredsson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
$293,467 Grant BDNF rs6265 and Response to Dopaminergic Therapy in PD 08/01/2016 to 7/31/2017 National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Caryl Sortwell, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Chair Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
$747,000 Grant Epigenetic effects of adult and developmental exposure to Parkinsoniantoxicants 08/01/2016 to 07/31/2019 National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences Alison Bernstein, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
$219,284 Grant Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center 07/01/2016 to 06/30/2021 National Institute on Aging Scott Counts, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Irving Vega, Ph.D., Associate Professor Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
$50,000 Award Fellowship: Alpha-Synuclein Mediated Toxicity in the Aged Rat Brain: Molecular Mechanisms in the Nucleus 6/01/2016-05/31/2018 Parkinson's Disease Foundation Ivette Sandoval, Ph.d., Research Assistant Professor Translational Science & Molecular Medicine

Dr. Missmer joins us from Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Epidemiology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Missmer is internationally known for her research in women’s health including Endometriosis and Assisted Reproductive Technology Outcomes Research. Dr. Missmer is joining the College in support of the MSU Global Impact Initiative. Please join us in Welcoming welcoming Dr. Missmer.

National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center K01 Career Development Award. The title of his project is “Family Smoking Cessation in Romania Using Pregnancy as a Window of Opportunity.” Cris is currently in Romania for 1 year conducting his studies. (view birography)