Nearly $1 Million in ALS Grants Awarded for 2023

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In 2023, the Les Turner ALS Foundation is funding nearly $1 million in ALS research grants and clinic and endowment support at the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine. This is the second year in a row that funding from the Foundation has reached this milestone.

Under the leadership of Robert G. Kalb, MD, the Joan and Paul Rubschlager Professor and Chief of the Division of Neuromuscular Medicine, the Les Turner ALS Center unites expertise across scientific disciplines at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, seeking to generate new insights and significant advances in the fight against ALS.

The 2023 grants continue the theme of supporting investigators who are new to the ALS community.

“In combination with our robust clinical research program, the results from the research labs will be well positioned to be translated into tangible new therapies for ALS,” said Dr. Kalb.

2023 ALS Research Grants

Analysis of Ataxin2 Targets as Mediators of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Ravi Allada, MD

Genetic Modifiers of Familial ALS
Erik Andersen, PhD

Characterizing the Metabolite Changes in Lysosomal and Mitochondrial Compartments in ALS
Navdeep Chandel, PhD
Evangelos Kiskinis, PhD

C9orf72 Expansion Alters Innate Immune Function and Contributes to Neurodegeneration in ALS
David Gate, PhD

Personalized Medicine Program
Robert Kalb, MD

Developing a Multiplex iPSC-based Platform for Interrogating Sporadic ALS Disease Mechanisms
Evangelos Kiskinis, PhD

Funding for ALS research at the Les Turner ALS Center is made possible through the support of our generous donors. Please consider joining them by making a donation or enrolling in our monthly giving program, which will enable long-term investments in ALS care and research — and provide hope to people living with ALS and their families everywhere.