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
Christian Michael Grimm, PhD Known and novel members of the endolysosomal transportome/channelome as candidates to rescue loss of TRPML1 function in MLIV patients University of Munich, LMU MDBR - ML4 $40,000 2016
Igor Nestrasil, MD MRI signatures of cervical spine alterations in mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPSI) University of Minnesota MDBR - MPS $52,000 2016
Timothy Benke, MD, PhD Mechanisms and treatment of paradoxical hyperexcitability in CDKL5 deficiency syndrome University of Colorado, School of Medicine CDKL5 $150,000 2017
Kartik Venkatachalam, PhD Mechanisms of Neurodevelopmental Defects in Mucolipidosis type IV (MLIV) University of Texas, School of Medicine at Houston MDBR - ML4 $53,000 2015
Grace Zhai, PhD Mechanisms of mitochondrial toxicity in Snyder-Robinson Syndrome University of Miami Miller School of Medicine MDBR - Snyder-Robinson Syndrome $42,866 2018
Yingzi Yang, PhD Mechanistic and Therapeutic Studies of Fibrous Dysplasia in a New Mouse Model Harvard School of Dental Medicine MDBR - Fibrous Dysplasia/McCune Albright Syndrome $53,614 2018
Hong Zhang, PhD Mechanistic study of WDR45 in the autophagy pathway and neurodegeneration University of Massachusetts Medical School MDBR - BPAN- A Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation Disorder $50,507 2018
Igor Nestrasil, MD Microstructural and functional MRI signatures in patients with MPS I University of Minnesota MDBR - MPS $50,500 2015
Fernando Fierro, PhD Modelling osteogenesis of Snyder-Robinson patients by targeting Spermine Synthase using CRISPR/Cas9 in human bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells University of California, Davis MDBR - Snyder-Robinson $53,000 2016
Andrea Ballabio, MD Modulation Of Cellular Clearance To Treat Mucopolysaccharidoses Type 1 The Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine MPS I $300,000 2014
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