Our Researchers

The American Brain Foundation promotes and invests in research across the whole spectrum of brain disease. We believe that when we cure one of these diseases, we will cure many.

Below are our 2020 Next Generation Research Grant recipients. View previous research grant awardees here.

Bryan Baxter, PhD

McKnight Clinical Translational Research Scholarship in Cognitive Aging and Age-Related Memory Loss

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James Curtis, PhD

Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Parkinson’s Disease

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Colin Ellis, MD

Susan S. Spencer, MD Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Epilepsy

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Sarah Getz, PhD

McKnight Clinical Translational Research Scholarship in Cognitive Aging and Age-Related Memory Loss

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Mehdi Ghasemi, MD

Clinical Research Training Scholarship in ALS

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Paloma Gonzalez-Perez, MD, PhD

Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Neuromuscular Disease

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Lenora Higginbotham, MD

Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Lewy Body Diseases

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Collin Kreple, MD, PhD

Richard Olney Clinician Scientist Development Award in ALS

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Farinaz Safavi, MD, PhD

Clinician-Scientist Development Award in Multiple Sclerosis

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Lawren VandeVrede, MD, PhD

Robert Katzman, MD Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research

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Junhua Yang, PhD

Lawrence M. Brass, MD, Stroke Research Award

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Alonso Zea Vera, MD

Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Tourette Syndrome

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Photographed: 2018 Research Award Recipients

Past Researchers

Learn about previous years’ awardees here.

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