The Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation announced today that it has approved more than $3,000,000 in grants to various entities for their continued work on basic scientific research. We are pleased to support the following research projects:
- Professor Hillel Adesnik, University of California Berkeley: Cracking the neural codes of sensory perception.
- Professor Nicholas Ingolia, University of California Berkeley: Create an innovative technique to link guide RNA’s with alterations in protein-level molecular phenotypes, such as altered phosphorylation or ubiquitylation.
- Professor Andrea Gomez, University of California Berkeley: Molecular strategies for neuronal integration.
- Professor Samantha Lewis, University of California Berkeley: Expanding genome editing technology to mitochondrial DNA through the exploration of novel organelle targeting agents.
- Professor Elçin Ünal, University of California Berkeley: Functional decoding of a natural rejuvenation program.
- Professor Manish Aghi, University of California San Francisco: Identifying and targeting cancer-associated fibroblasts in the perivascular niche of glioblastoma.
- Professor Matt Thomson, California Institute of Technology: Highly multiplexed single-cell drug screens.
- Professor David Van Valen, California Institute of Technology: Large scale single-cell data annotation for digital cancer pathology.
- Professor Kaihang Wang, California Institute of Technology: Building of cross-genus genome chimeras.
- Professor N. Luisa Hiller, Carnegie Mellon University: Extracellular vesicles – connecting all domains of life.
- Professor Susan Thomas, Georgia Institute of Technology: Photoconverting nanomaterials for lymphatic transport sensing in vivo.
- Professor Marvin Whiteley, Georgia Institute of Technology: Mechanisms controlling antibiotic tolerance in chronic human infection.
- Professor Julia Kaltschmidt, Stanford University: Understanding neuronal circuitry underlying gut motility.
- Professor J. Bradley Zuchero, Stanford University: Do glia control neuronal excitability?
The Curci Foundation also extended its support of the following entities:
- Innovative Genomics Initiative, Berkeley, California. Support the IGI Scholars program for life science research.
- Life Sciences Research Foundation, Baltimore, Maryland. Supporting three post-doctoral fellowships.
- Science Philanthropy Alliance, Washington, D.C. The Curci Foundation is an Associate Member of this community of funders who work together to inspire new, emerging and current philanthropists.