3 Research Grants Awarded for 2015-16

The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Illinois is proud to announce grant award winners for 2015-2016.

  • John Yi, PhD, Duke University,  will receive $88,000 for his pilot study, “Profiling of ACHR-Specific B Cells in Myasthenia Gravis.”
  • Henry J. Kaminski, MD, George Washington University, has been awarded $88,000 for his pilot study “Evaluation of IL-17A as a Therapeutic Target for Myasthenia Gravis.”
  • Betty Soliven, MD, University of Chicago, will receive $88,000 to continue her study, “Regulatory B Cells in Myasthenia Gravis,” for a second year.

These research projects were chosen for funding because they represent unique, novel ideas that may open significant new avenues of research for myasthenia gravis.