The Sean. M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital through the generosity of Drs. Shelena and Ayeez Lalji, established the Lalji Family ALS Award in honor of the important scientific work being done in ALS. This new award will recognize an individual or team of investigators for excellence in their transformative scientific discoveries focused on repair of neurological function in ALS.

Award Criteria

The Lalji Family ALS Award is accepting nominations for an individual or team of investigators who made significant progress in the ALS field impacting the repair and regeneration in ALS, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Identification of key modulators of axonal health and degeneration
  • Discoveries to explore changes in axonal transport
  • Novel methods to increase and improve endogenous neurogenesis
  • Cell therapies to target and improve neuronal and/or glial regeneration
  • Restoring nerve muscle communication
  • Immune system inhibition to decrease inflammation and improve neuronal regeneration
  • Discovery of intra-cellular mechanisms to enhance repair and regeneration 

Our goal is to identify therapies and modalities to regain lost function in ALS patients.

Timeline for Submission

Release Date: July 19, 2021

Nomination Due Date: September 10, 2021

Notification to successful candidate: Fall 2021

Presentation of award: Virtual 32nd International Symposium on ALS/MND December 2021

Download nomination form (PDF)

Submit completed nomination form and supporting documents as a single PDF to

Award: $40,000 USD