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Three major grants awarded to Khurana lab!

$9M ASAP (Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s) grant

The Khurana lab and collaborators have been selected to be part of the first cohort of global ASAP teams, funded $161M to  to understand how genes and the immune system contribute to developing Parkinson’s. You can read about this grant here, here and here.

The Ken Griffin prize will see us working with colleagues at MGH to seek an elusive diagnostic for Parkinson’s and related disorders, namely a radiotracer tool to image the protein that aggregates in the brain of patients, alpha-synuclein.

Finally, an NIH R01 will fund the Khurana lab and a team of international collaborators tofurther our understanding of alpha-synuclein aggregation in novel human stem cell models of synucleinopathies, including Parkinson’s disease, dementia with Lewy bodies and multiple system atrophy.


Welcome Baby Evan!

Khurana lab thrilled to welcome Baby #1 – congratulations to Isabel and Bryan on the arrival of Baby Evan!!!!

Vik awarded George C. Cotzias Fellowship

The George C. Cotzias Fellowship is awarded by the American Parkinson Disease Association annually. Read about it here, and read about George Cotzias, who played a pivotal role in bringing L-DOPA treatment to Parkinson’s patients,  here.



BRI Director’s Transformative Award to the lab and collaborators

Khurana lab and collaborators win $500K Brigham Research Institute (BRI) Director’s Transformative Award for our project, “A Multidisciplinary Program at Brigham to Stratify and Precisely Target Neurodegenerative Disease.” The project focuses on using genetic and stem-cell technologies to better stratify patients with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders for therapies. The project is a collaboration between investigators in the Brigham’s Department of Neurology, Division of Genetics and Department of Pathology. Our collaborators include Tim Bartels, PhD, and Ulf Dettmer, PhD, both of Neurology; Mel Feany, MD, PhD, of Pathology; and Shamil Sunyaev, PhD, and Stephen J. Elledge, PhD, both of Genetics.

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