2018 Vote

Microgrant Fundraiser for Brain Cancer Research

Fundraiser Period: March 17, 2018 – June 2, 2018

Target: $10,000

Process: Whichever project receives more funding will get all funds raised for both projects

Update: Based on the raised funds by the June 2nd, 2018, Dr. Koschmann’s research will receive all raised funds. As we did not meet the goal by the June 2nd, 2018, however, we will extend the fundraiser for two more weeks, ending on June 17, 2018. Thank you for your support.

To learn more about each project, please click the link over the “Microgrant: Dr. ….” instead of “Donate now” button.

Microgrant: Dr. Koschmann


Key points

  • Goal: To measure gene mutations from body fluid for tailored treatment (diagnostics)              
  • Type of brain cancer: diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma
  • Experiments to perform: droplet digital PCR (ultra-sensitive PCR)

Microgrant: Dr. Alghamri


Key points

  • Goal: To train immune cells using gene therapy to specifically kill cancer cells (treatment)
  • Type of brain cancer: lower grade glioma                
  • Experiments to perform: RNA sequencing               

Past Year Fundraisers and Projects