|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|Transgenic animal models for neuroscience research||Pickel, James||National Institutes of Health|
|IACC Strategic Plan Objective||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||Total|
|Provide resources to centers or facilities that develop promising vertebrate and invertebrate model systems, and make these models more easily available or expand the utility of current model systems, and support new approaches to develop high-throughput screening technologies to evaluate the validity of model systems by 2013. |
IACC Recommended Budget: $1,100,000 over 2 years
|N/A ||N/A ||7.P |
|7.P. Funding: The recommended budget for this objective was met. |
Progress: The project in the Portfolio Analysis that addresses this objective is a NIMH intramural project to produce transgenic mouse models of mental and neurodevelopmental disorders, including ASD. In addition, when mouse models are made under grants and projects coded elsewhere in the portfolio, they are shared via Jackson Laboratories, and that funding is not reflected here.
Remaining Gaps, Needs and Opportunities: Emphasis on providing means to encourage development and sharing of animal models, and development of assays that can be used in animal models is still required to advance basic and translational ASD research.