Heidi Chial, PhD - Director of Grant Strategy and Development

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Contact Information

Email: Heidi.Chial@cuanschutz.edu


PhD, University of Colorado - Boulder

Professional Titles

Director of Grant Strategy and Development, University of Colorado Alzheimer's and Cognition Center

Assistant Research Professor, Neurology


Heidi Chial, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and the Director of Grant Strategy and Development for the University of Colorado Alzheimer’s and Cognition Center (CUACC). Dr. Chial works with members of the CUACC, the Department of Neurology, and the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome to prepare grant applications and manuscripts for publication. She is also involved in the development and implementation of both basic science and clinical research projects. She received her PhD from the Dept. of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and she completed postdoctoral research training at Stanford University School of Medicine, the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and the Mayo Clinic. After meeting Dr. Potter and learning about his research program and their overlapping scientific interests in the connections between Alzheimer’s Disease, Down syndrome, and aneuploidy in neurodegenerative disorders, Dr. Chial joined the CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center in 2015.

Recent Publications

Potter H, Woodcock JH, Boyd TD, Coughlan CM, O'Shaughnessy JR, Borges MT, Thaker AA, Raj AB, Adamszuk K, Scott D, Adame V, Anton P, Chial HJ, Gray H, Daniels J, Stocker ME, Sillau SH. Safety and efficacy of sargramostim (GM-CSF) in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's Dement. 2021;7:312158. https://doi.org/10.1002/trc2.12158

Coughlan C, Bruce KD, Burgy O, Boyd TD, Michel CR, Garcia-Perez JE, Adame V, Anton P, Bettcher BM, Chial HJ, Koenigshoff M, Hsieh EWY, Graner M, Potter H. Exosome Isolation by Ultracentrifugation and Precipitation and Techniques for Downstream Analyses. Curr Protoc Cell Biol. 2020 Sep; 88(1):e110. PMID: 32633898.

Potter H, Chial HJ, Caneus J, Elos M, Elder N, Borysov S, Granic A. Chromosome Instability and Mosaic Aneuploidy in Neurodegenerative and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Front Genet. 2019; 10:1092. PMID: 31788001.

A list of Dr. Chial's publications can be found on Colorado PROFILES.

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