2018 MDBR Awardees

33 researchers across 28 institutions were awarded grants for 22 different rare diseases (listed below). Over $1.8 million dollars were awarded in total.

ALD: S. Ali Fatemi, MD, MBA, Kennedy Krieger, Johns Hopkins University

APBD: Hasan Orhan Akman, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center

APBD: Or Kakhlon, PhD, Hadassah Medical Organization

A-T: Oded Regev, PhD, New York University

BPAN: Penelope Hogarth, MD, Oregon Health & Science University

BPAN: Hong Zhang, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Castleman: Robert Ohgami, MD, Stanford University

CDKL5 - Brain Samples:  Maurizio Giustetto, PhD, University of Torino

CDKL5 - Brain Samples:  Delia Talos, MD, University of Pennsylvania SOM

CF: Robert Waymouth, PhD, Stanford University

CHI: Diva De Leon-Crutchlow, MD, MSCE, University of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

CMD: Alessandra Recchia, PhD, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

CRB1: Toby Hurd, PhD, University of Edinburgh

DC: F. Brad Johnson, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

FD/MAS: Mara Riminucci, MD, PhD, Sapienza University of Rome

FD/MAS: Yingzi Yang, PhD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

GLA/GSD: Denise Adams, MD, Boston Children's Hospital

GLA/GSD: Dixon J. Brandon, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology

GLut1 DS: Umrao Monani, PhD, Columbia University

LAM: David Kwiatkowski, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard

LAM: Jane Yu, PhD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

ML4: Albert Misko, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hosptial

MPS: Patricia Dickson, MD, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

MPS: Emyr Lloyd-Evans, D.Phil, Cardiff University

NPC: Nina Pipalia, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College

NPC: Dolan Sondhi, PhD, Weill Cornell Medicine

Pitt Hopkins: Andrew Kennedy, PhD, Bates College

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

RASopathies: Kartik Venkatachalam, PhD, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Snyder-Robinson: Robert Casero, PhD, John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Snyder-Robinson: Grace Zhai, PhD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Tay-Sachs: Igor Nestrasil, MD, PhD, University of Minnesota