Funded Grants

FARA Funded Research Grants

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General Research Grant | Lead Candidates

Grant Awarded | Oct 2021

Testing the efficacy of dietary butyrate in ameliorating ataxic symptoms in Friedreich’s ataxia mouse models

Daniele Lettieri-Barbato, PhD
University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Postdoctoral Fellowship | Mechanism or Pathway of Disease

Grant Awarded | Oct 2021

Pathophysiology of Muscle Dysfunction in Friedreich’s Ataxia

Chen Liang, PhD
University of Rochester

General Research Grant | Mechanism or Pathway of Disease

Grant Awarded | Oct 2021

Sphingolipid rheostat as a potential target for Friedreich’s Ataxia

Sara Anjomani-Virmouni, PhD
Brunel University, London

General Research Grant | Gene & Stem Cell Therapy

Grant Awarded | Dec 2020

Development of autologous transplantation of genetically corrected hematopoietic stem cells for Friedreich Ataxia

Natalia Gomez-Ospina, MD, PhD
Stanford University

General Research Grant | Lead Candidates

Grant Awarded | Nov 2020

Cardiac benefit of drugs that stimulate Nrf2 and HCA2 pathways in Friedreich’s ataxia

Elena Dedkova, PhD
University of California, Davis

Postdoctoral Research Award | Cardiac Research

Grant Awarded | Jun 2020

Cardiac Imaging Biomarkers in Friedreich’s Ataxia

Marcondes França Jr., MD, PhD & Thiago Rezende, PhD
University of Campinas, Brazil

Bronya J. Keats Research Collaboration Award | Mechanism or Pathway of Disease

Grant Awarded | May 2020

Identification of genetic modifiers of Friedreich’s ataxia

Henry Houlden, MD, PhD
University College London, UK