|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|Functional imaging of flexibility in autism: Informed by SLC6A4||Yerys, Benjamin||Children's Research Institute|
|ACE Center: Genetic contributions to endophenotypes of autism||Wijsman, Ellen||University of Washington|
|Social processing, language, and executive functioning in twin pairs: Electrophysiological and behavioral endophenotypes||Webb, Sara||University of Washington|
|Characterizing the genetic systems of autism through multi-disease analysis||Wall, Dennis||Harvard Medical School|
|Neurogenic growth factors in autism||Vaccarino, Flora||Yale University|
|Simons Variation in Individuals Project (Simons VIP) Core Leader Gift||Sherr, Elliott||University of California, San Francisco|
|Relating copy number variants to head and brain size in neuropsychiatric disorders||Sebat, Jonathan||University of California, San Diego|
|Neural correlates of restricted, repetitive behaviors in autism spectrum disorders||Santangelo, Susan||Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Social cognition in 22q11.2 deletion syndrom (DS) adolescents with ASD vs. without ASD: Imaging and genetic correlates||Radoeva, Petya||State University of New York Upstate Medical University|
|Neural circuitry of social cognition in the broad autism phenotype||Piven, Joseph||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Longitudinal neurogenetics of atypical social brain development in autism||Pelphrey, Kevin||Yale University|
|Language processing in children with 22q11 deletion syndrome and autism||Ousley, Opal||Emory University|
|Neural correlates of serotonin transporter gene polymorphisms and social impairment in ASD||Monk, Christopher||University of Michigan|
|The genetic link between autism and structural cerebellar malformations||Millen, Kathleen||University of Chicago|
|An investigation of the overlap of autism and fragile X syndrome||Martin, Gary||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Neural correlates of restricted, repetitive behaviors in autism spectrum disorders||Manoach, Dara||Massachusetts General Hospital|
|A multigenerational longitudinal study of language development: Insight from autism||Losh, Molly||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|A multigenerational longitudinal study of language development: Insight from autism||Losh, Molly||Northwestern University|
|A family-genetic study of language in autism||Losh, Molly||Northwestern University|
|A family-genetic study of language in autism||Losh, Molly||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Autism: The neural substrates of language in siblings||Lindgren, Kristen||Boston University Medical Campus|
|Simons Variation in Individuals Project (Simons VIP)||Lese Martin, Christa||Emory University|
|fMRI evidence of genetic influence on rigidity in ASD||Lee, Jillian||University of Michigan|
|Genetic dissection of restricted repetitive behavior (RRB)||Kim, Soo-Jeong||University of Florida|
|Autism: Neuropeptide hormones and potential pathway genes (supplement)||Jacob, Suma||University of Illinois at Chicago|
|IACC Strategic Plan Objective||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||Total|
|Support five studies that associate specific genotypes with functional or structural phenotypes, including behavioral and medical phenotypes (e.g., nonverbal individuals with ASD and those with cognitive impairments) by 2015.
IACC Recommended Budget: $22,600,000 over 5 years
|2.S.G. Funding: The recommended budget was met. Significantly more than the recommended minimum budget was allocated to projects specific to this objective.
Progress: Over 40 projects have been funded in this area, and the projects cover the areas described, so the objective appears to be on track.
Remaining Gaps, Needs and Opportunities: With so many studies initiated, the next step is to encourage multi-site collaboration in order to achieve the large number of subjects required for meaningful data interpretation.