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Foundation Research Grant Recipients Archive

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.