Dec 21 2016

ULF Announces 2016 Research Grant Awardees

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The ULF Scientific Review Committee reviewed the many, high-quality research grant applications that were submitted from around the world for ULF funding. We received 3 times as many proposals this year than last, and we appreciate all of the proposal submissions from devoted scientists.

The United Leukodystrophy Foundation congratulates these gifted researchers, who will each receive a grant of $33,000 by year-end to support their projects:

 –  Dr. Tracy Hagemann with the University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Her topic is “Use of Antisense Oligoneucleotides as a Therapeutic Approach for Alexander Disease.”

–  Dr. Quasar Padiath with the University of Pittsburgh

 His topic is “Identification of Potential Drug Therapies for Autosomal Dominant Leukodystrophy.”

Thank you to all of you who have made donations to the ULF, which allows us to support vital research proposals, in our efforts to advance the science and discover new therapies for our patients.