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2017 CHARGE Scientific Research Grant Awardees

Anna Cariboni, University of Milan, Italy, “Dissecting the role of CHD7 and SEMA3A signalling in the control of reproduction and olfaction, which are defective in CHARGE syndrome patients”

Judith Yanowitz, University of Pittsburgh, “Exploring the role of Chd7 as a master regulator of autophagy”

Daniel R. Marenda, Drexel University, “Assessing HDAC inhibition as a therapeutic strategy for CHARGE syndrome”

Weijun Feng and Hai-Kun Liu, University of Heidelberg, “Modeling CHARGE syndrome using human iPSCs-derived brain organoid culture”

 

2016 CHARGE Scientific Research Grant Awardees

M. Albert Basson, King’s College London
Project Title: “The neurological basis of executive dysfunction in CHARGE syndrome”

Paper Publication Announcement – Dr. Basson

Chuntao Zhao and Q. Richard Lu, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Project Title: “Functional Analysis of CHARGE Syndrome-related Chromatin Remodelers in CNS Myelination”

Nicolas Pilon, University of Montreal
Project Title: “Characterization of a new candidate gene for CHARGE syndrome”

 

2015 Pilot Grant Recipients

Philip Gage, Ph.D. at University of Michigan
Project Title: Analysis of ocular functions of CHD7 in mouse modes of CHARGE Syndrome

Faith Liebl, Ph.D. at Southern Illinois University
Project Title: Assessing the role of Kismet and CHD7 in synapse development and function using the Drosophila neuromuscular junction

Kathrin Schmeisser, Ph.D. at Université de Montréal
Project Title: Rapid drug discovery in genetic models of CHARGE Syndrome

Kai Jiao , M.D., Ph.D. at University of Alabama at Birmingham
Project Title: Regulation of gene expression by CHD7 in embryonic cardiomyocytes

 

2014 Pilot Grant Recipients:

Dr. Ruchi Bajpai at University of Southern California
Project Title: Identifying negative regulators of CHD7 as potential therapeutic targets for CHARGE

Fumiaki Imamura, Ph.D. at Pennsylvania State University
Project Title: Role of CHD7 in Nerve Formation

Allison Bardin, Ph.D. at Institut Curie
Project Title: Exploring the link between CHD7 and the COMPASS-like complex

Dr. Conny van Ravenswaaij-Arts at University Medical Center Gronigen
Project Title: Neurological Functioning and Cerebellar Anomalies in CHARGE syndrome

 

2013 Pilot Grant Recipients:

Peter Scacheri, Ph.D. at Case Western Reserve University
Project title: Human iPS cells as a model for the study and treatment of CHARGE syndrome

Mats Ljungman Ph.D. at University of Michigan
Project title: Use of Bru-Seq to explore the role of CHD7 in gene expression

Michael E. Talkowski, Ph.D. at Harvard Medical School:
Project title: Cryptic Genetic Causes and Modifiers of CHARGE syndrome

 

2012 Pilot Grant Recipients:

Ching-Pin Chang, M.D., Ph.D. Stanford University School of Medicine
Project title: Heart development and CHARGE syndrome.

Kelvin Y. Kwan Ph.D. Rutgers University
Project title: Identification of Molecular Markers to Determine Cochlear Implant Candidacy in CHARGE syndrome.

Robert Hevner, M.D., Ph.D. University of Washington
Project title: Cerebral cortex development in a mouse model of CHARGE syndrome

Elizabeth A. Hurd, Ph.D and Adam B. Stein, M.D. University of Michigan
Project title: Investigating the role of CHD7 in neural crest lineage cells.