Founded in 1991, Pacific Parkinson’s Research Institute (PPRI) was formed with an eye firmly on a future without Parkinson’s.

PPRI is a “no frills” volunteer organization focused on funding research into the causes, complications, treatments and cure of Parkinson’s disease.

PPRI funds research exclusively at Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre (PPRC), a leading clinical research facility located at the University of British Columbia. This enables it to have the greatest impact in making promising projects happen. PPRI support funds the full-time employment and research projects of top Parkinson’s research scientists and has provided the opportunity to support scientists in further pursuing key areas of study.

Funding interests

Award types

Health Professional-Investigator

 


 

Research interests

  • Parkinson’s (with a focus on clinical research or translational research)
  • Research location/affiliation: University of British Columbia (applicants must outline their connection as part of the application)

Awards

2020


Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

Genome-wide screen to identify genetic modulators of glucocerebrosidase activity

2019

Recipient

Stephanie Willerth

Award type

Innovation to Commercialization award


Project title

3D bioprinting personalized neural tissues for drug screening

2018

Recipient

Serena Singh

Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

Alpha-synuclein and its modified forms as biomarkers for dementia with Lewy bodies