Washington University ICTS Pilot Funding Drives Research on Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Washington University ICTS
Guoyan Zhao, PhD

Since the inception of the ICTS in 2007, pilot funding opportunities have provided investigators with support for promising and innovative translational research. Frequently, this pilot funding begets research and novel findings that assist investigators in applying for additional grant mechanisms. In 2019, Guoyan Zhao, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, utilized a unique ICTS pilot funding project to help develop her research on neurodegenerative diseases.

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Goal 3: Promote the Integration of Special and Underserved Populations in Translational Research Across the Human Lifespan