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Question 4: Objective 5  

Fiscal Year: 2008

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding.4.5 Standardize and validate at least 20 model systems (e.g. cellular and/or animal) that replicate features of ASD and will allow identification of specific molecular targets or neural circuits amenable to existing or new interventions by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $75,000,000 over 5 years.

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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
Neocortical regionalization: Analysis of genetic and epigenetic influences Huffman, Kelly University of California, Riverside
Cellular and molecular alterations in gabaergic inhibitory circuits by mutations in MECP2, a gene implicated in the Rett syndrome of the autism spectrum disorders Huang, Z. Josh Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Analysis of 15q11-13 GABA-A receptor defects in autism Hogart, Amber University of California, Davis
Analysis of FGF17 roles and regulation in mammalian forebrain development Hoch, Renee University of California, San Francisco
Exploring the role of synaptic proteins in mouse models of autism Heintz, Nathaniel The Rockefeller University
A better understanding of the therapeutic actions of specific neuroleptics in autism Greengard, Paul The Rockefeller University
Genomic imbalances at the 22q11 locus and predisposition to autism Gogos, Joseph Columbia University
Generation of genetic models of autism in mice Fishell, Gordon New York University School of Medicine
Synaptic and circuitry mechanisms of repetitive behaviors in autism Feng, Guoping Duke University Medical Center
Role of UBE3A in neocortical plasticity and function Ehlers, Michael Duke University
Investigation of the role of MET kinase in autism Dawson, Ted Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Animal models of neuropsychiatric disorders Crawley, Jacqueline National Institutes of Health
Molecular determinants of L-type calcium channel gating Colecraft, Henry Columbia University
The role of Shank3 in autism spectrum disorders Buxbaum, Joseph Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Distinct function of the neuroligin 3 postsynaptic adhesion complex Budreck, Elaine Columbia University
Regulation of MET expression in autism disorder and forebrain ontogeny Bergman, Mica Vanderbilt University
Steroid receptors and brain sex differences Auger, Anthony University of Wisconsin - Madison