Established Investigator Award Recipients

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Spring 2020 Awardees

Infrastructure Grant

Awardee: Shalini Narayana, PhD
Institution: University of Tennessee Health and Science Center
Title: Consortium for Standardizing TMS Language Mapping Protocols and Establishing Best Practice Guidelines for Using TMS in Presurgical Evaluation of Language in Children
Co-PIs: Alexander Rotenberg, MD, PhD (Boston Children’s Hospital) and Hanssel Greiner, MD (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital)
Co-Investigators: James Wheless, MD (UTHSC) and Tamekia Jones, PhD (UTHSC)

AES/SLC6A1 Connect Seed Grant

Stephan Sanders, PhD
University of California at San Francisco
Functional characterization of missense variants in SLC6A1
Collaborator: Kathleen Giacomini, PhD (UCSF)
Jointly funded by AES and SLC6A1 Connect

AES/NORSE Institute Seed Grants

Nathalie Jette, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Developing the Methodological Foundation for NORSE Surveillance in the U.S.
Co-PIs: Leah Blank and Anusha Yeshokumar
Collaborators: Parul Agarwal
Funded by AES with partial support from the NORSE Institute 

Sookyong Koh, MD, PhD
Emory University
A Novel Murine Model of Febrile Infection-Related Epilepsy Syndrome (FIRES)
Collaborators: Russell Sanchez, PhD (Emory University)
Funded by the NORSE Institute; Administered by AES

Olga Taraschenko, MD, PhD
Collaborators: Xiaowei Li, PhD, and Jingwei Xie, PhD (UNMC)
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Development of Anakinra-Loaded Nanoparticles to Treat NORSE
Funded by the NORSE Institute; Administered by AES
*Contracting still in progress

AES Seed Grants

Sarah Lippe, PhD
CHU Sainte-Justine
Prenatal epigenetic pathways affecting post-natal seizure onset
Collaborators: William Fraser, Philippe Major, Catherine Herbal, Cathy Vaillancourt, Sophie Parent, Sonia Lupien, and Kieran O’Donnell

Jamie Maguire, PhD
Tufts University
Investigating seizure-induced HPA axis dysfunction in SUDEP
Collaborators: Carie Boychuk, PhD (UTHSCA)

Aristea Galanopoulou, MD, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Exploring early life epilepsy in a model of Alexander disease
Collaborators: Tracy Hagemann, PhD, and Albee Messing, VMD, PhD (University of Wisconsin, Madison)