Every year, the ULF puts a call out to the leukodystrophy medical professional community asking for research proposals in need of funding. The number of grant applications have consistently grown in the past years, and this year was no exception.

Submissions from all over the country as well as internationally were considered by our Medical and Scientific Advisory Board and ranked based on merit and potential impact to the field. For 2017, the ULF is thrilled to have awarded four grants to expand our knowledge of leukodystrophies and further our mission of advancing therapies and getting closer to a cure!

Putting Your Generous Donations to Work

Ernesto BongarzoneDr. Ernesto Bongarzone
University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Improving gene therapy for Krabbe Disease using oligodendrocyte targeting AAV vectors
Reena KarthaDr. Reena Kartha
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Therapeutic Effect of Nervonic Acid in Lowering Very Long Chain Fatty Acids in Adrenoleukodystrophy
Mark SandsDr. Mark Sands
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Cell-Specific Expression of Lysosomal Membrane-tethered Galactocerebrosidase
Natasha SniderDr. Natasha Snider
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Generation of three-dimensional brain organoids to model Alexander disease

Thanks to your generous donations, in the last 3 years, the ULF has been able to grant $215,000 for medical research.

View the 2016 research grant awardees.

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