Seed Grant Recipients 

It is often difficult for researchers to quickly pivot and explore new ideas or bring ideas from one field to bear in another. That is why we are proud to support initial investigations like these through our Seed Grants.  

2022 Recipients 

Jason Ackrivo, M.D., University of Pennsylvania
Implementation of a Transcutaneous CO2 Monitoring Protocol in ALS  

John Altrip, Ph.D., Royal Papworth Hospital, UK 
On the Validation of Tidal/End-Tidal CO2 in ALS (VOTECO2ALS)  

Chelsey Carter, Ph.D., Yale University 
Care Interactions in ALS: An Exploratory Study with Non-White Persons  

Richard Daneman, Ph.D., University of California San Diego
Analyzing the Cerebrovascular Changes in Patients with ALS  

Emma Dempster, Ph.D., University of Exeter, UK
Developing a Blood Test for the Early Detection of ALS  

Christopher Donnelly, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh  
Axonal TDP-43 Dysfunction as a Pathogenic Event in ALS  

Jeannine Heckmann, Ph.D., University of Cape Town, South Africa  
Establishing an African ALS Research Network to Transform the ALS Landscape  

Eran Hornstein, M.D., Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Uncovering the Proteome of TDP-43 Condensates in Human Neurons  

Jack Humphrey, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mapping the Genetics of TDP-43 Binding in ALS Motor Neurons  

William Janes, OTD, University of Missouri
Multisite Customizable Assistive Technology Intervention  

Stephen Kolb, M.D., Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Study of Axonal Contents in Mice Expressing ALS-Associated KIF5A Mutation  

Marco Peviani, Ph.D., University of Pavia, Italy
Axl Receptor as Novel Biomarker Across the ALS and FTD Spectrum  

Nortina Shahrizaila, Ph.D., University of Malaya, Malaysia  
To Investigate the Relationship Between Exposure to Tropical Infections and ALS  

Sergey Stavisky, Ph.D., University of California Davis  
A Brain-Computer Interface for Restoring Speech in People with ALS  

Ana Maria Vranceanu, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital  
An Embedded Psychosocial Service for Patients with ALS and Informal Caregivers  

Vladimir Zhemkov, Ph.D., Cedars-Sinai Medical Center  
A Competitive Synapto-Forming Assay to Study Sporadic ALS Using hiPSCs  


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