Awarded Grants

The ODC offers over 50 grant opportunities in 30+ disease areas annually to researchers across the globe, as well as within the Penn and CHOP communities. Since 2011, our grant programs have funded $17.2 million in rare disease research.

See below for a complete list of ODC-awarded grants since 2011. 

Full list of 2018 MDBR Awardees

Awarded Grants

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Awardee Project Title Institution Grant Amount Funding Year
Brady Maher, PhD Exploring the impact of a TCF4 mutation on the physiology of inhibitory neurons of the prefrontal cortex. Lieber Insitute for Brain Development, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine MDBR - Pitt Hopkins $50,000 2015
Umrao Monani, PhD Exploring the postnatal requirement of the brain for the Glut1 protein Columbia University MDBR - Glut1 $40,000 2016
Mara Riminucci, MD, PhD Exploring the therapeutic potential of RANKL inhibition in Fibrous Dysplasia of bone: studies on murine transgenic models of the disease Sapienza University of Rome MDBR - Fibrous Dysplasia/McCune Albright Syndrome $53,614 2018
Thomas Jongens, PhD, Anthony Rostain, MD, MS and Sean McBride, MD, PhD Fragile X Syndrome Program of Excellence Feasibility Pilot Grant University of Pennsylvania POE - Fragile X Syndrome $60,000 2017
Toby Hurd, PhD Functional dissection of CRB1 homophilic interactions in Retinitis pigmentosa University of Edinburgh MDBR - CRB1 degenerative retinal disease $50,497 2018
Pam Van Ry, PhD Galectin-1 protein therapy for the treatment for Laminin alpha2 related Congenital Muscular Dystrophy University of Nevada School of Medicine MDBR - CMD $35,000 2014
Jude Samulski, PhD Gene Therapy for MPS Ocular Blindness in BMT Individuals University of North Carolina School of Medicine MPS I $330,000 2014
Lili Wang, PhD Gene correction by AAV-CRISPR-Cas9 in the neonatal liver of mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) mouse University of Pennsylvania MPS I $330,000 2016
Amy Firth, PhD Gene-edited stem cells for modeling rare mutations in cystic fibrosis (CF) University of Southern California MDBR - CF $63,000 2016
Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson, MD Genomic analysis of idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease University of Pennsylvania MDBR - Castleman $43,000 2016
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