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Question 4: Short-term Objective B  

Fiscal Year: 2010

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding.4SB. 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
High-resolution diffusion tensor imaging in mouse models relevant to autism Poptani, Harish University of Pennsylvania
Behavioral and physiological consequences of disrupted Met signaling Levitt, Pat University of Southern California
Animal model of speech sound processing in autism Kilgard, Michael University of Texas at Dallas
Shank3 mutant characterization in vivo Kouser, Mehreen University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Identifying impairments in synaptic connectivity in mouse models of ASD Speed, Haley University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Novel genetic animal models of autism Powell, Craig University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Neuroligin function in vivo: Implications for autism and mental retardation Powell, Craig University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Animal models of autism: Pathogenesis and treatment Powell, Craig University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Deriving neuroprogenitor cells from peripheral blood of individuals with autism Fujinami, Robert University of Utah
Evaluation of altered fatty acid metabolism via gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy and time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectroscopy imaging in the propionic acid rat model of autism spectrum disorders MacFabe, Derrick University of Western Ontario
Transgenic mouse model to address heterogeneity in autism spectrum disorders Blakely, Randy Vanderbilt University
Murine genetic models of autism Veenstra-Vanderweele, Jeremy Vanderbilt University
Mouse genetic model of a dysregulated serotonin transporter variant associated with autism Veenstra-Vanderweele, Jeremy Vanderbilt University
Using zebrafish and chemical screening to define function of autism genes Sive, Hazel Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Caspr2 dysfunction in autism spectrum disorders Robbins, Elissa Yale University
Integrated approach to the neurobiology of autism spectrum disorders Vaccarino, Flora Yale University
Cellular and genetic correlates of increased head size in autism spectrum disorder Vaccarino, Flora Yale University