MyoSeeds Research Grants Program
We created the MyoSeeds™ Research Grants Program to support independent researchers and clinical scientists seeking to answer important questions about heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. The program supports original research into the biology and underlying mechanisms of cardiomyopathies and is part of our ongoing commitment to bring precision cardiovascular medicine and novel therapies to patients.
In the inaugural year, over
50 applicants participated in a competitive review process, in which proposals were assessed for scientific merit,
feasibility and impact of the proposed project, and alignment with the research priorities for the funding
Three projects were selected for the 2019 annual funding cycle and received $250,000 each in support of their research project.
Kenny, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, University of Iowa
Topic: Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and heart failure
Dr. Kenny has developed novel models of ER stress, which she will use to dissect underlying contributors to progression of heart failure.
Larson, PhD, Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Topic: Age-related changes in energy and metabolism in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy increases the energy used during each contraction of the heart. Dr. Larson is investigating the use of non-invasive cardiac magnetic resonance imaging to understand shifts in energetic burden in the HCM heart over time.
Sadayappan, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Topic: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in populations of South Asian descendants
Dr. Sadayappan’s lab is committed to elucidating the causes of sarcomeric disease at the molecular level. He will investigate the molecular consequences of the D389V mutation in cMyBP-C and its interplay with myosin.
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Educational Grants & Charitable Contributions
MyoKardia is committed to furthering collaborative efforts that bring together researchers, the medical community, drug developers, and the patients whom we all serve. To that end, we strive to provide support for high quality programs that ultimately drive toward improved patient care..
MyoKardia will consider requests for support to advance the knowledge and understanding in the following therapeutic areas:
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
- Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)
- Additional areas of clinical or pre-clinical significance relevant to MyoKardia
To facilitate this process, MyoKardia has established a Grant Review Committee that meets regularly to evaluate all requests for Educational Grants and Charitable Donations. The following information must be provided with every request:
- Completed and signed Grant Request Form
- Program/event objectives and agenda
- Program/event itemized budget
- IRS 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 tax designation letter
If you are interested in submitting a request, please email us at email@example.com to obtain a Grant Request Form or inquire further about funding opportunities. Funding determinations will be made within 60 days of receipt of completed application.