Neurobiology graduate student Steven Marinero was awarded $139,715 from the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) for his grant proposal, "Brain infiltration of peripheral blood mononuclear cells in driving neurodegeneration in Huntington's disease" as part of the HD Human Biology Project.
"[Marinero's] proposed research plan, clinical collaborations and the potential impact [this] study could have on the HD research community, are exactly what the HDSA selection committee was looking for," said Louise Vetter, CEO of HDSA.
The Human Biology Project was launched in 2013 with the goal of fostering innovative research at the HDSA Centers of Excellence to better understanding the biology of Huntington’s disease as it occurs in humans. To date, HDSA has committed $2.2 million dollars to support this program.
Marinero is mentored by Dr. Don Lo.