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Local Grant Recipients

Recipients of research grants for 2017 & 2018

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The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest private non-profit funder of Alzheimer’s research worldwide.  Since 1982, the Alzheimer’s Association has invested over $435 million in more than 2,900 scientific investigations. Currently, the Association is investing over $110 million in nearly 400 best-of-field active projects in 18 countries. For more information on our International Research Grants Program, please visit our grants website.  

Alzheimer’s Association Grants to MA/NH Researchers

2018 Local Grant Recipients – MA/NH Chapter


Ladan Amin, Ph.D.
Boston University
Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship Program
A new approach to visualize the interaction between Aß and its receptors


Simon Dujardin, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship Program
Understanding the molecular signature of Tau seeds in the human brain


Rodrigo Lopez Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity
University of Massachusetts Medical School 


Emer McGrath, MD 
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
2018 Alzheimer’s Association Clinical Scientist Fellowship}
Serum Biomarkers for Predicting Cognitive Decline and Dementia


Derek Oakley, Ph.D., M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Alzheimer’s Association Clinician Scientist Fellowship
Tau aggregation and toxicity in patient derived iPS-neuro


Yakeel Quiroz, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant to Promote Diversity
Taking it to the extreme: The search for modifiers of cognitive decline


Amar Sahay, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital 
Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant New to the Field
Targeting feed-forward inhibition in DG-CA3 to improve memory in AD


Nicole Spartano, Ph.D.
Boston Medical Center 
Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant
Physical Inactivity, Epigenetic Aging, and Preclinical Dementia


Sarinnapha M. Vasunilashorn, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
2018 Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship
Genetic and Inflammatory Mechanisms of Delirium and Alzheimer’s Disease


Dominic Walsh, PhD
2018 Zenith Fellows Award
A Blood-Based Molecular Fingerprint for Early Alzheimer’s Disease