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Albert R La Spada

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Neurology
Neurology, Behavioral Neurology

Selected Grants


SCA7 neurodegeneration: Molecular epigenetic basis and therapy

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2002 - 2023

Control of Astrocyte Function by Parkinsonism Gene LRRK2

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research · 2019 - 2021

Super-resolution Imaging via Multiple Modalities with the Zeiss Elyra 7

EquipmentMajor User · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2021

Molecular genetic regulation of autophagy in health and neurodegenerative disease

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2021

Ataxia Investigators Meeting 8: Leveraging Therapeutic Opportunity into Novel Treatment Paradigms

ConferencePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2021

SCA7 neurodegeneration: Molecular epigenetic basis and therapy

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2002 - 2023

Control of Astrocyte Function by Parkinsonism Gene LRRK2

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research · 2019 - 2021

Super-resolution Imaging via Multiple Modalities with the Zeiss Elyra 7

EquipmentMajor User · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2021

Molecular genetic regulation of autophagy in health and neurodegenerative disease

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2021

Ataxia Investigators Meeting 8: Leveraging Therapeutic Opportunity into Novel Treatment Paradigms

ConferencePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2021

The PPAR-delta pathway in neural function and Huntington's disease neuropathology

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2020

Deconstructing the cellular and molecular basis of SBMA motor neuron disease: From mechanism to therapy

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2020

Enhanced skeletal muscle proteostasis as a determinant of CNS protein quality control and neural function in the aging brain

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2017 - 2020

Genetics Training Grant

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1979 - 2020

Organization and Function of Cellular Structure

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1975 - 2020

Evaluation of PPAR-delta/gamma Agonist Therapy as a Novel Treatment Paradigm for ALS

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Department of Defense · 2020 - 2020

SBMA motor neuron degeneration: From cellular and molecular basis to therapy

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Muscular Dystrophy Association · 2017 - 2020

Copy Number Alterations in Low Mutation Cancer

ResearchMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2019

Mechanistic link between LRRK2, alpha-synuclein and lysosomal function in PD

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute · 2018 - 2018

Ataxin-7 oligonucleotide knock-down to treat SCA7 retinal and cerebellar disease

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2014 - 2018