Funding Sources

Dr. Jason Shepherd and the Shepherd Lab are funded by the following organizations:

Alzheimer’s Association

As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Alzheimer’s Association is committed to accelerating the global progress of new treatments, preventions and, ultimately, a cure…learn more >>

Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Award from the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative

The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, and his wife Pricilla Chan to provide new solutions to human disease. A major goal of the initiative is to bring new people with innovative ideas that solve intractable problems, in this case neurodegeneration…learn more >>

The E. Matilda Ziegler Foundation for the Blind

The Ziegler Foundation strives to provide research grants to outstanding investigators at the early stages of their careers who show innovation and promise in vision research…learn more >>

The National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF’s task of identifying and funding work at the frontiers of science and engineering is not a “top-down” process. NSF operates from the “bottom up,” keeping close track of research around the United States and the world, maintaining constant contact with the research community to identify ever-moving horizons of inquiry, monitoring which areas are most likely to result in spectacular progress and choosing the most promising people to conduct the research…learn more >>

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe…learn more »

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Cellular Host Elements in Egress, Trafficking, and Assembly of HIV (CHEETAH)

Our Center for the Structural Biology of Cellular Host Elements in Egress, Trafficking, and Assembly of HIV (CHEETAH) studies the structural biology of HIV/Host interactions involved in viral trafficking and assembly (as broadly defined). Our work is focused in five different areas: 1) Viral RNA and Gag trafficking, 2) Virus assembly, 3) Virus budding and late restriction, 4) Virus structure, and 5) Early events and TRIM5α restriction…learn more >>