Congratulations to our 2022 Research Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our 2022 Research Grant Recipients

For over 50 years, our primary objective has been to support the highest quality Australian research into brain diseases, disorders, and injuries. The applications this year were, as always, a fantastic insight into the talent, dedication, and curiosity of Australian researchers.

We are excited to announce that our grants program is continuing to rebuild after the challenging events of 2020, and we are able to fund 13 projects this year. We would like to thank the members of our Scientific Committee for volunteering their time and expertise to assess these applications.

However, the effects of the pandemic, natural disasters, and inflation are still lingering. We are working to bring our funding back to regular levels so that we can continue to give out more grants each year. We will always work to do more to support researchers, patients, and their loved ones.

The recipients of our 2022 grants are representative of the high quality research happening in Australia. You can read all about their projects on the following pages.

Finally, we extend our sincere thanks to our donors, fundraisers, and corporate sponsors. Almost everyone has been touched in some way by a brain disease, disorder, or injury. Your support makes research possible so that we can improve our understanding of these conditions, and work towards finding new treatments and cures.

Click on the project titles below to read more about their research.

High-resolution imaging of protein clumps in frontotemporal dementia and motor neuron disease

Dr Adelkunle Bademosi

MRI guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) for focal hand dystonia

Dr Joel Maamary

“Mini-brains” as personalised medicine tools for cerebral palsy

A/Prof Mary Tolcos

Repurposing FDA-approved drugs for the treatment of glioblastoma

Dr Stanley Stylii

Target therapies for the treatment of acoustic neuroma

A/Prof Rebecca Lim

Preserving blood flow, preserving brain: improving outcomes after stroke

Dr Daniel Beard

Targeting Ischaemia-Reperfusion Injury Following Stroke

Dr Annabel Sorby-Adams

Using Light Stimulation To Improve Recovery Following Traumatic Brain Injury.

Dr Jamie Beros

How Do Changes In Brain Rhythms Contribute To The Effects Of Brain Injury?

Dr George Opie

Testing Antiseizure Drugs With Mini-Brains

Dr Alexander Bryson

An Evaluation Of The Impact Of CGRP Monoclonal Antibodies On The Immune System In Migraine

Dr Jason Ray

Mapping Nutrient-Sensing Pathways In The Brains Of People Across The ALS-FTD Spectrum Of Disease

Dr Fredrick Steyne

Motor Cortex Plasticity And Skill Acquisition In Endurance-Trained Athletes

Brodie Hand

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Brain FoundationThe Brain Foundation is the largest, independent funder of brain and spinal injury research in Australia. We believe research is the pathway to recovery.