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The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Awards Five 2010 Hobbs Discovery Grants

January 2011

Five 2010 Nicholas Hobbs Discovery Grants have been awarded to the following interdisciplinary teams led by Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) researchers. Nicholas Hobbs Discovery Grants, made possible by the generosity of donors, provide essential seed funding that contributes to the discovery of new knowledge to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. A gift of $1,000 to VKC also provides the benefit of CRS membership.

Time-delimited Manipulation of CaMKII Activity During Development
Roger Colbran, Ph.D., in collaboration with Louis Muglia, M.D., Ph.D., and Danny Winder, Ph.D.

Stress-induced Alterations in Serotonin 2C Receptor Editing and Behavior
Ron Emeson, Ph.D., in collaboration with Louis Muglia, M.D., Ph.D., and Melinda Arnett, Ph.D.

Air Pollution and Mortality Among Infants with Down Syndrome
Robert Hodapp, Ph.D., in collaboration with Richard Urbano, Ph.D., and Eva Pantaleoni, Ph.D.

Epilepsy and Disrupted Thalamic Physiology in Mouse Model of Angelman Syndrome
Andre Lagrange, Ph.D., in collaboration with Kevin Haas, M.D., Ph.D., and Mark Grier.

Angelman Syndrome and Rett Syndrome as Genetic Models of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Sarika Peters, Ph.D., in collaboration with Alexandra Key, Ph.D., and Rachel Hundley, Ph.D.


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