FARA Newly Awarded Research Grants

Awards for Innovative Mindset (AIM)
FARA and fara Australia are proud to announce the recipients of the Award for Innovative Mindset (AIM). AIM was designed to promote the initial exploration of high-risk, high-gain, and potentially groundbreaking concepts in FA research. 10 applications were received and 2 were awarded funding:

Nuclear frataxin and the regulation of macrophage activation
Marco Carpenter, PhD – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Dentato-Thalamo-Cortical tracts in Friedreich Ataxia: impact of its modulation on Friedreich Ataxia symptoms and brain functional architecture
Gilles Naeije, MD, PhD - Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

General Research Grants

Testing whether somatic GAA expansions are a therapeutic target for FRDA
Ricardo Mouro Pinto, PhD - Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Caroline Benn, PhD – LoQus23 therapeutics

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

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