In keeping with our mission, The Matthew Larson Foundation has a medical research grant program to support studies on the treatment and cure of pediatric brain and spinal tumors.

IronMatt awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process.


Since 2007, over $4 million have been provided to support many important research projects.

Congratulations to our 2022 Grant Recipients

$975,000 to Research in 2022!

$75,000 Matthew Larson Research Grant Recipients 

Mariella Filbin
Dana-Faber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA
Kelsey Bertrand
St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital 
Memphis, TN
Vijay Ramaswany
Hospital for Sick Children
Washington, DC
Nicholas Vitanza
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, WA

$100,000 Grants Funded for a Third Consecutive Year

Thomas De Raedt
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Sameer Farouk Sait
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
Patrick Pirrotte
Translational Genomics Research Institute
Phoenix, AZ
Brian Na
University of California at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Nicholas Whipple
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT
Yanxin Pei
Children's National Hospital
Washington, DC
Michael Taylor 
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Canada
Alexandra Miller
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

IronMatt acknowledged by grant recipient, Dr. Javad Nazarian, in his recently published 
Nuero-Oncology article on children diagnosed with
Diffuse Midline Gliomas

IronMatt acknowledged for funding groundbreaking results in clinical trials.


Mark Souweidane, MAC member and Zhiping Zhou, former grant recipient

Treatment of DIPG - Lancet Oncology - June 2018

Samuel Cheshier, former grant recipient

Treatment of Medulloblastoma - Nature Communications - October 2018

Previous Grant Recipients

2014 IronMatt Research Grant

recipient Michelle Monje,

from Stanford  University,

is making advances in the treatment of

High-grade glioma tumors.

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