FPWR Awards More Than $900,000 to Nine Grants in PWS

FPWR Awards More Than $900,000 to Nine Grants in PWS
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The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR) is funding nine projects that intend to improve understanding and help find treatments, including gene therapies, for Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS).

In total, FPWR awarded a total of $912,251 in the first round of this year’s research awards, according to a press release. The foundation has awarded more than $14 million to research since 2003.

The recipients and brief descriptions of their projects are:

Marisa holds an MS in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied novel genetic drivers of ovarian cancer. She specializes in cancer biology, immunology, and genetics. Marisa began working with BioNews in 2018, and has written about science and health for SelfHacked and the Genetics Society of America. She also writes/composes musicals and coaches the University of Pittsburgh fencing club.
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José holds a PhD in Neuroscience from Universidade of Porto, in Portugal. He has also studied Biochemistry at Universidade do Porto and was a postdoctoral associate at Weill Cornell Medicine, in New York, and at The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. His work has ranged from the association of central cardiovascular and pain control to the neurobiological basis of hypertension, and the molecular pathways driving Alzheimer’s disease.

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Marisa holds an MS in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied novel genetic drivers of ovarian cancer. She specializes in cancer biology, immunology, and genetics. Marisa began working with BioNews in 2018, and has written about science and health for SelfHacked and the Genetics Society of America. She also writes/composes musicals and coaches the University of Pittsburgh fencing club.
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