First-round Winners Announced for Foundation’s 2019 Prader-Willi Research Awards

First-round Winners Announced for Foundation’s 2019 Prader-Willi Research Awards
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The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR) recently announced the first-round winners of its 2019 research awards, which collectively totals a financial investment of $786,000 in grants.

Theresa Strong, PhD, the foundation’s director of research programs, described the projects of the eight grant recipients and how their investigations may have important implications to Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) in the future, during a webinar on March 21, 2019.

In brief, the eight first-round 2019 winners receiving FPWR grants include:

Since 2003, the FPWR — whose main goal is to support research and scientific innovation in PWS — has awarded more than $12 million to support research on the disease worldwide.

Joana holds a BSc in Biology, a MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Her work has been focused on the impact of non-canonical Wnt signaling in the collective behavior of endothelial cells — cells that made up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns.
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Joana holds a BSc in Biology, a MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Her work has been focused on the impact of non-canonical Wnt signaling in the collective behavior of endothelial cells — cells that made up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns.
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