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Item #

 


Date


Researcher


Project

Additional
Information

11

Deepti Gadi

10/2012 - 10/2014

Deepti Gadi, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Frederick Maxfield, Ph.D.
(Weill College of Cornell University; New York, New York)


Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowship*

Understanding the cellular mechanism of HDAC inhibitors for the treatment of NPC disease.

 

April 2014 Update

October 2013 Update

April 2013 Update

Project Summary Sept 2012

10

Stephanie Cologna
10/2012 - 10/2014

Stephanie M. Cologna, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Forbes D. Porter, Ph. D.
(National Institute of Health; Bethseda, Maryland)


Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowship*

Differential Protein Expression Profiling in Cerebrospinal Fluid from Niemann-Pick Disease, type C1 Patients.

In progress

April 2014 Update

October 2013 Update

April 2013 Update

Project Summary Sept 2012

9


Samaranch

10/2012 - 10/2014

Lluis Samaranch Gusi, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Krystof S. Bankiewicz, M.D., Ph. D.
(University of California; San Francisco, California; USA)


Edward H. Schuchman Fellowship*

AAV9-mediated human acid sphingomyelinase expression in nonhuman primate brain: Preclinical development of gene therapy for Niemann-Pick disease type A.

In progress

April 2014 Update

October 2013 Update

April 2013 Update

Project Summary Sept 2012

8


 

Andrew Munkacsi

9/2011 -
9/2012

(Year 1)

Extended:

2/2013 -

2/2014

(Year 2)

Andrew Munkacsi, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Stephen L. Sturley, Ph.D.
(Columbia University Medical Center;
New York, New York; USA ~ Year 1)

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowship*

Defining the molecular basis of HDAC inhibitors to treat murine, feline, and human models of NPC

$50,000 yr 1; $50,000 yr 2
Jointly sponsored by NNPDF and CCNNPDF

In progress  - Extended for second year thru Feb 2014.

Aug 2013 - March 2014
Update

October 2012 Update

April 2012 Update

Project Summary Sept 2011

 

7






Dorothea Maetzel
9/2010 -
9/2013

Dorothea Maetzel, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Rudolf Jaenisch, M.D.
(Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; Cambridge, Massachusetts; USA)

 

 

Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowship*

In Vitro modelling of Niemann-Pick type C Disease Using Patient-Specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

$100,000
Jointly sponsored by NNPDF and CCNNPDF

Received third year extension of additional $50,000

Completed

Published Article, May 2014

Final Lay Summary Report

March - August 2012 Update

April 2012 Update

Oct 2011 Update

April 2011 Update

Project Summary Sept 2010

6
9/2010 -
9/2013

Nicholas Cianciola, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Cathleen Carlin, Ph.D.
(School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University; Cleveland, Ohio; USA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowship*

Activation of an alternative cholesterol homeostatic mechanism in NPC

$100,000
Jointly sponsored by NNPDF and CCNNPDF

Received third year extension of additional $50,000

Completed

Final Lay Summary

April 2013 Update

Oct 2012 Update

April 2012 Update

Oct 2011 Update

April 2011 Update

Project Summary Sept 2010

5



Fabrizio Vacca
4/2010 -
4/2012

Fabrizio Vacca, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Professor Jean Gruenberg
(University of Geneva, Switzerland)

 

 

 

Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowship*

Analysis of cholesterol export from purified endosomes in NPC cellular models

$100,000
Jointly sponsored by NNPDF and CCNPDF
                   
Completed

Final Lay Summary Report
June 2012

Oct 2011 Update

April 2011
Update


Project Summary Sept 2010

4
Ian Williams
9/2009 - 9/2011

Ian Williams, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Professor Fran Platt
(University of Oxford, UK)

 

Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowship*

Neurobiology of Purkinje Cells in NPC1

$100,000
Jointly sponsored by NNPDF and CCNNPDF
 
Completed

Oct 2011 Update

April 2011 Update

Project Summary Sept 2010

3

 

9/15/2004 - 9/14/2006

Nobutaka Ohgami, Ph.D.
Sponsor: T. Y. Chang, Ph.D.
(Dartmouth Medical School; Hanover, New Hampshire; USA)
(2)

Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowship*

Demonstration of NPC1 as a lipid binding protein in Vitro

$80,500

contract modified Jan 2006 to end 31/12/2007

Completed

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2

 

3/15/2003 - 3/14/2005

Heng-Ling Liou, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Peter Lobel, Ph.D.
(University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey -Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Piscataway, New Jersey, USA)
(2 years)

Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowship*

The Role of NPC2 (Niemann-Pick Disease Type C2) Protein in Lysosomal Cholesterol Trafficking

$80,500

Completed

More Details...

1

 

3/15/2003 - 3/14/2005

Amit Kumar Choudhury, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Richard E. Pagano, Ph.D.
(Mayo Clinic and Foundation; Rochester, Minnesota, USA)
(2 years)

Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowship*

Reduction of Lipid Accumulation in Niemann-Pick Fibroblasts by Modulation of Membrane Trafficking

$80,500

Completed

More Details...

 

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