PANDAS Network
September 2, 2014
Fundraise for PANDAS/PANS Research!
PANDAS Network is excited to allow fundraisers the ability to choose how their raised funds are used. Choose to support PANDAS Network and/or PANDAS and PANS research!

Simply pick how you would like your fundraising efforts put to use:


If you would like your fundraising effort to be directed specifically to research, simply indicate "Donations will go to PANDAS Network's Research Fund" on your FirstGiving fundraising page.
Research &

If you would like your fundraising effort to be directed to research & PANDAS Network's programs & operations, simply indicate "Donations will go to PANDAS Network Programs & Research" on your FirstGiving page.
PANDAS Network

If no designation is indicated, funds will support the overall PANDAS Network agenda including physician & family supports, public education & data collection as well as research.
The funds you raise will help support the researchers below. All donations have a meaningful impact on our work and research. Thank you for your support!

Tanya Murphy, MD, MS
Maurice A. and Thelma P. Rothman Chair of Developmental Pediatrics
Professor, University of South Florida
Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry

Dr. Murphy's Future Projects:

1. Microbiome Analysis in Children with PANS/PANDAS

2. Examination of Macrophage Function in Children with PANS/PANDAS

3. Healthy control Biorepository for PANS/PANDAS research

Michael Cooperstock, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Child Health
University of Missouri Health Care
Dr. Cooperstocks's Future Projects:

1. Pupillary light reflexes: A rapid, simple, highly accurate biomarker to aid diagnosis, quantitate neural dysfunction, examine pathogenic mechanisms, and study the effects of environmental stresses and therapeutic trials on neuronal function while following the course and outcome of PANS and PANDAS.

2. A prospective investigation of the factors affecting the often very high levels of "normal" neural autoantibodies in a general pediatric population, and an examination of the neurobehavioral correlates of these "normal" antibodies

3. Application of a newly available extended panel of Streptococcal antibodies: (1) Greatly improved accuracy in serodiagnosis of group A Streptococcal colonization and infection. (2) Determine relationships between multiple Streptococcal antibodies and various neural autoantibodies in healthy children and children with PANDAS.

Dritan Agalliu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Developmental & Cell Biology 
School of Biological Sciences UC Irvine 
Dr. Agalliu's Current Research:

Dr. Agalliu research plans to explain the mechanisms that break down the blood-brain barrier in PANDAS.

The laboratory is investigating two fundamental issues in the biology of the mammalian blood-brain barrier (BBB):

1.The mechanisms governing development and maintenance of the barrier

2. How structural components of the BBB are affected in diseases of the brain and spinal cord where barrier function is impaired.

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford - PANS Clinic

For ongoing research on the expansion of treatment efficacy of children with PANDAS and PANS.

Massachusetts General Hospital - Behavior and Immunonology Clinic in the OCD and Related Disorders Program

For ongoing research on the expansion of treatment efficacy of children with PANDAS and PANS.

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