PTNC Biobank Pilot Project Awardees
Penn Medicine Translational Neuroscience Center (PTNC)
BIOBANK PILOT PROJECT PROGRAM AWARDEES
The PTNC is proud to announce the awardees of its first Biobank Pilot Project Program. It is increasingly appreciated that translational biomedical research may benefit greatly from ready access to human biofluid samples collected from individuals with extensive clinical characterization. To realize this potential, the Penn Medicine Translational Neuroscience Center Biobank was formed to serve as a resource to the wider neuroscience community. A pilot project competition for use of the PTNC Biobank samples and services was announced with the goal of removing roadblocks to the use of the PTNC Biobank and to “incubate” pilot projects that will uMltimately lead to extramural funding.
Two 1-year long proposals were selected and will receive up to $5000 in reagent costs, as well as up to $5000 in PTNC in-kind fee-for-service costs.
PI: Anup Sharma, MD, PhD
Project Title: Inflammatory Phenotypes in Neurological Disorders with or without Psychiatric Co-morbidities
Collaborators: Amit Bar-Or, MD, FRCPC, Raquel E. Gur, MD, PhD
PI: Danielle Sandsmark, MD, PhD
Project Title: Expression of Vascular miRNAs in Neurodegenerative Disease: Implications for TBI and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
Collaborators: Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, MD, PhD