Peter Ferrazzano, MD, Receives NIH-NINDS Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award

Congratulations to Peter Ferrazzano, MD, on receiving a National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH-NINDS) Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) for his project entitled, “Age-dependent microglial responses in hypoxia-ischemia.” This project will investigate age- and region- dependent differences in the microglia-mediated neuroinflammatory response to cerebral ischemia. The completion of this study will shed new light on microglia function after hypoxia-ischemia in the developing brain, and determine the potential therapeutic benefit of microglial inhibition after cerebral ischemia. The 5-year award provides funding for 75% of Dr. Ferrazzano’s protected research time and $50,000/year to support his lab expenses; a total of over $960,000 over the entire award.