Since 2003, the Cystinosis Research Foundation has raised and committed more than $70 million for cystinosis research, making the CRF the largest provider of grants for cystinosis research in the world. Our dedicated researchers and scientists are working in 13 countries around the world to find better treatments and a cure for cystinosis.

Cystine Measurement and Cysteamine Toxicity

10 Grants

Cellular and/or Molecular Studies of the Pathogenesis of Cystinosis

65 Grants

Stem Cells and Gene Therapy: Bone Marrow Stem Cells, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, Gene Therapy and Gene Editing

34 Grants

New Drug Discovery Cysteamine, New Medications and Devices

32 Grants

Neurological

17 Grants

Eye-Corneal Cystinosis Research

11 Grants

Kidney Research

26 Grants

Thyroid

1 Grant

Skin, Muscle and Bone

20 Grants

Molecular Study of Cystinosis in the Yeast Model

3 Grants

Genetic Analysis of Cystinosis

5 Grants

Cure Cystinosis International Registry (CCIR)

1 Grant

Rat Model for Cystinosis

4 Grants

Lab Equipment for Cystinosis

9 Grants

*Many of the researchers listed below were awarded multiple grants in their field. Rather than list their name multiple times, we chose to just list them once.

Cystine Measurement and Cysteamine Toxicity - 10 Grants

Bruce Barshop, MD, PhD
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

Shawn Davidson, PhD
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Thomas Jeitner, PhD
New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York

Elena Levtchenko, MD, PhD
University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium

Cellular and/or Molecular Studies of the Pathogenesis of Cystinosis - 65 Grants

Corinne Antignac, MD, PhD
Imagine Institute (Inserm U1163), Paris, France

Francesco Bellomo, PhD
Francesco Emma, MD
Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy

Sergio Catz, PhD
Raquel Carvalho Gontijo, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California

Sergio Catz, PhD
Danni Chen, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California

Sergio Catz, PhD
Farhana Rahman, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California

Sergio Catz, PhD
Apama Shukla, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California

Sergio Catz, PhD
Nadia Zgajnar, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California

Sergio Catz, PhD
Juan Yu, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California

Ester De Leo, PhD
Francesco Emma, MD
Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy

Antonella De Matteis, MD
Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine, Naples, Italy

Olivier Devuyst, MD, PhD
Zhiyong Chen, PhD
University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Olivier Devuyst, MD, PhD
Alessandro Luciani, PhD
University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Liang Feng, PhD
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Liang Feng, PhD
Xue Guo, PhD
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Bruno Gasnier, PhD
Yann Terras, MSc
CNRS/Université de Paris, Paris, France

Taosheng Huang, MD, PhD
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California

Elena Levtchenko, MD, PhD
University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium

Ming Li, PhD
Jacob Kitzman, PhD
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Alessandro Luciani, PhD
University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Gennaro Napolitano, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California

Norbert Perrimon, PhD
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Giusi Prencipe, PhD
Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy

Matias Simons, MD
Zvonimir Marelja, PhD
Imagine Institute, Paris, France

Jess Thoene, MD
Tulane University
School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana

Bruno Vogt, MD
Daniel Pouly, PhD
University Hospital of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Stem Cells and Gene Therapy: Bone Marrow Stem Cells, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, Gene Therapy and Gene Editing - 34 Grants

Stéphanie Cherqui, PhD
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

Alan Davidson, PhD
The University of Auckland, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand

Bruno Gasnier, PhD
Paris Descartes University, Paris, France

Paul Goodyer, MD
Montréal Children’s Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Patrick Harrison, PhD
University College cork, cork, Ireland

Vasiliki Kalatzis, PhD
Institute of Molecular
Genetics of Montpellier, Montpellier, France

Winston Kao, PhD
Hassane Amlal, PhD
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Daniel Salomon, MD
The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California

Holger Willenbring, MD
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California

New Drug Discovery Cysteamine, New Medications and Devices - 32 Grants

Ghanashyam Acharya, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Francesco Bellomo, PhD
Francesco Emma, MD
Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy

Pierre Courtoy, MD, PhD
Christophe Pierreux, PhD
de Duve Institute, Louvain University Medical School,Brussels, Belgium

Laura Rita Rega, PhD
Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy

Antonella De Matteis, MD
Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine, Naples, Italy

Ranjan Dohil, MD
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

Francesco Emma, MD
Laura Rita Rega, PhD
Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy

Paul Goodyer, MD
Montréal Children’s Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Paul Goodyer, MD
Elena Torban, PhD
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre,Montréal, Québec, Canada

Jennifer Hollywood, PhD
Alan Davidson, PhD
University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Michael Sekar, PhD
Amma Therapeutics, Inc., Hayward, California

Laura Rita Rega, PhD
Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy

Vincent Stanton, Jr., MD
Patrice Rioux, MD, PhD
Thiogenesis Therapeutics, Inc., San Diego, California

Neurological - 17 Grants

Angela Ballantyne, PhD
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

Miriam Britt Sach, MD, PhD
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

Rita Ceponiene, MD, PhD
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

Florian Eichler, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Pascal Laforêt, MD, PhD
Hélène Prigent, MD, PhD
Raymond Poincaré University Hospital, Garches, France

Sophie Molholm, PhD
John Foxe, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York

Aude Servais, MD, PhD
Necker Hospital, Paris, France

Amy Spilkin, PhD
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

Doris Trauner, MD
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

Eye-Corneal Cystinosis Research - 11 Grants

Ghanashyam Acharya, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Stéphanie Cherqui, PhD
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

Morgan DiLeo, PhD
Xin Fan, PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Morgan Fedorchak, PhD
Kanwal Nischal, MD, FRCO
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jennifer Simpson, MD
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California

Kang Zhang, MD, PhD
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

Kidney Research - 26 Grants

Robert Chevalier, MD
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Pierre Courtoy, MD, PhD
Christophe Pierreux, PhD
de Duve Institute, Louvain University Medical School, Brussels, Belgium

Olivier Devuyst, MD, PhD
University of Zürich, Institute of Physiology, Zürich, Switzerland

Olivier Devuyst, MD, PhD
Marine Berquez, PhD
University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Olivier Devuyst, MD, PhD
Alessandro Luciani, PhD
University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Allison Eddy, MD
BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada

Francesco Emma, MD
Anna Taranta, PhD
Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy

Benjamin Freedman, PhD
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Elena Levtchenko, MD, PhD
University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium

Robert Mak, MD, PhD
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

Tara McMorrow, MD
University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland

Philip Newsholme, PhD
Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia

Daryl Okamura, MD
Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Seattle, Washington

Laura Rita Rega, PhD
Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy

Mary Taub, PhD
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, New York

Thyroid - 1 Grant

Pierre Courtoy, MD, PhD
de Duve Institute, Louvain University Medical School, Brussels, Belgium

Skin, Muscle and Bone - 20 Grants

Justine Bacchetta, MD, PhD
Irma Machuca-Gayet, PhD
Hospices Civils de Lyon Université de Lyon, lyon, France

Robert Ballotti, PhD
Christine Chiaverini, MD, PhD
Faculté de Medecine, Nice, France

Andrea Del Fattore, PhD
Giulia Battafarano, PhD
Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy

Paul Grimm, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California

Dieter Haffner, MD
Malgorzata Szaroszyk, PhD
Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE
Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California

Robert Mak, MD, PhD
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

Richard Reimer, MD
Jacinda Sampson, MD, PhD
Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE
Paul Grimm, MD
Trinh Tina Duong, MPT
Feliks Kogan, PhD
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Reza Seyedsadjadi, MD
Florian Eichler, MD
Lee Rubin, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Molecular Study of Cystinosis in the Yeast Model - 3 Grants

Bruno André, PhD
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Gosselies, Belgium

Anand Bachhawat, PhD
Iiser Mohali, Manauli, Punjab, India

David Pearce, PhD
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York

Genetic Analysis of Cystinosis - 5 Grants

Katy Freed, PhD
Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas

Sihoun Hahn, MD, PhD
Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Washington

Elena Levtchenko, MD, PhD
University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium

Eric Moses, PhD
Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas

Minnie Sarwal, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Cure Cystinosis International Registry (CCIR) - 1 Grant

Ranjan Dohil, MD
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

Rat Model for Cystinosis - 4 Grants

Francesco Emma, MD
Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy

Olivier Devuyst, MD, PhD
University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Lab Equipment for Cystinosis - 9 Grants

Ghanashyam Acharya, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Corinne Antignac, MD, PhD
Imagine Institute, Paris, France

Bruce Barshop, MD, PhD
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

Sergio Catz, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California

Stéphanie Cherqui, PhD
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California