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Granting Agencies

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1.         Estate Grant (Luther Allyn Shourds Dean Bequest), 2013-2015

            "Impacts of environmental toxicity on children and across the lifespan"


2.         Dwoskin Foundation through the American Foundation for UBC, 2011-2016

"Aluminum vaccine adjuvants and neurodevelopment outcomes in an animal model of autism spectum disorder"


3.         Katlyn Fox Foundation, 2010-2016

            "Neurotoxic impacts of aluminum in CNS "


4.         Lotus Foundation through the American foundation for UBC , 2011-2012

"The toxicity of polysorbate 80, sodium borate, and aluminum at clinically relevant concentrations in an in vivo animal model"


5.         ALS SC Bernice Ramsay Discovery Grant , 2010-2011

            "Progranulin as a novel therapeutic for motor neuron rescue in an animal model of ALS"


6.         Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation (SRCF), 2007-2010

            "Neurobiological basis of cycad toxicity in a mouse model of ALS-PDC"


7.         Pacific Alzheimerís Research Foundation, 2007-2009

            "Role of progranulin in brain function and neuroprotection"


8.         NIH (USA), R03, 2007-2008

            "Neurotoxicity of sterol glucosides: role in ALS-PDC"


9.         NIH, NINDS (USA), R01, 2006-2011

            "Time-lines of neural degeneration in ALS-PDC mouse model"


10.        Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (USA), 2006-2009

            "Roles of sterol glucoside neurotoxicity in ALS-PDC"


11.        Parkinsonís Disease Foundation, 2005-2007

            "Cycad and sterol glucoside neurotoxicity in vivo and in vitro models"


12.        U.S. Department of Defense (Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity), 2002-2007

            "Implications of Cycad Neurotoxicity for ALS-PDC"


13.        Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), 2001-2005

            "Genetic Propensity for Cycad Neurotoxicity in a Murine Model of Neurological Disease"


14.        Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (ALSA), 2001-2003

            "Cycad Sterol Glucoside Toxicity and ALS-PDC: Implications for the Etiology of ALSO"


15.        Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 2002

            "Neural Stem Cell Injections as a Potential Therapy for Cycad-induced Neurodegeneration"


16.        Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation (SRCF), 1999-2003

            "Estrogen & Apolipoprotein E as therapies for neurodegenerative disease"