2018 Million Dollar Bike Ride Awardees

38 researchers across 28 institutions were awarded grants for 23 different rare diseases (listed below), with money raised from the 2018 Million Dollar Bike Ride. Over $2.3 million dollars were awarded in total.

Angelman Syndrome: Anne Anderson, Baylor College of Medicine

Adult Polyglucosan Body Disease: Berge Minassian, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Adult Polyglucosan Body Disease: Or Kakhlon, PhD, Hadassah Medical Organization

Ataxia-Telangiectasia: Edward Gilmore, MD, PhD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

BPAN-A Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation Disorder: Robin Ketteler, PhD, University College London

BPAN-A Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation Disorder: Hong Zhang, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Castleman Disease: Paul J. Utz, Leland Stanford Junior University

CDKL5:  M. Leonor Cancela, PhD, University of Algarve

CDKL5:  Tommaso Pizzorusso, PhD, University of Florence

Cystic Fibrosis: Nigel Farrow, PhD, University of Adelaide

Congenital Hyperinsulinism: Amanda Ackermann, MD, PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Choroideremia: Jason A. Mills, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Congenital Muscular Dystrophy: May Aung-Htut, PhD, Murdoch University

Congenital Muscular Dystrophy: Jamie Fitzgerald, PhD, Henry Ford Health System

CRB1-CRUMB1: Wei Liu, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

CRB1-CRUMB1: Jan Wijnholds, Leiden University Medical Center

Dyskeratosis Congenita: Suneet Agarwal, MD, PhD, Boston Children's Hospital

Fibrous Dysplasia/McCune Albright Syndrome: Fernando Fierro, PhD, University of California Davis

Fibrous Dysplasia/McCune Albright Syndrome: Charles Hoffman, PhD, Boston College

Fibrous Dysplasia/McCune Albright Syndrome: Mara Riminucci, MD, PhD, Sapienza University of Rome

Fibrous Dysplasia/McCune Albright Syndrome: Kelly Wentworth, MD, University of California, San Francisco

Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva: David Mosser, University of Maryland

Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva: Eileen Shore, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly/Gorham-Stout Disease: Andrea Del Fattore, PhD, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital

Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly/Gorham-Stout Disease: Shoshana Greenberger, MD, PhD, Sheba Medical Center and Tel-Aviv University

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: Elizabeth Henske, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: Hilaire Lam, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Maple Syrup Urine Disease: Jenny A. Greig, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Mucolipidosis Type IV: Yulia Grishchuk, PhD, Massachusetts General Hosptial

Mucopolysaccharidoses: Alessandro Fraldi, PhD, Fondazione Telethon

Mucopolysaccharidoses: Diego Luis Medina, PhD, Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine

Mucopolysaccharidoses - Gene Spotlight: Julie B. Eisengart, PhD, LP, University of Minnesota

Niemann Pick Type C: Yamuna Krishnan, University of Chicago

Pitt Hopkins Syndrome: Andrew Kennedy, Bates College

Pitt Hopkins Syndrome: Benjamin Philpot, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

RASopathies: Bruce Gelb, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Snyder-Robinson Syndrome: Fernando Fierro, PhD, University of California, Davis

Snyder-Robinson Syndrome: Tim Wood, PhD, PACMG, Greenwood Genetic Center