CRN Research Funding Update 2013

CRN has granted new funding for three research project extensions plus an extension of the NIH Clinical Fellowship for 2013:

Rosaleen Anderson, PhD, Sunderland Pharmacy School, University of Sunderland, "Continuation of proteomic investigation of cystinotic cells and the effects of cysteamine treatment". Total award: $54,121.23

Neveen Soliman, MD and Elena Levtchenko, MD, PhD, Center of Pediatric Nephrology and Transplantation, Cairo University, Egypt and Department of Pediatric Nephrology University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium, “Genotype-Phenotype in Egyptian Patients with Nephropathic Cystinosis.” Total award: $20,139.00

Jess G. Thoene, MD, Director, Biochemical Genetics Laboratory, Active Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, University of Michigan, “Extension of the Continuation of Feasibility of Cystinosin Replacement Therapy in Cystinosis.” Total award: $81,000.00

Galina Nesterova, MD, National Institutes of Health Cystinosis Fellow. Total award: $130,000.00

Ongoing projects:

Dr. C. Tuleu, University of London, School of Pharmacy, Dr. Olufemi Rabiu, Guy’s St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Hospital, Mr. Ken K. Nischal, Mr. Rajnish Sekhri, and Dr. William Van’t Hoff, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Institute of Child Health “Development of a cysteamine in situ gelling system for the topical treatment of corneal crystals in cystinosis.” Total award:$203,500.00

Leticia Belmont, M.D., Laboratory of Inborn Errors of Metabolism and National Institute of Pediatrics, Mexico. “Determination of Intra-leucocotary Cystine by HPLC in patients with cystinosis.” Total award: $31,972.00

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