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Genetic dissection of restricted repetitive behavior (RRB)  

The purpose of this mentored Research Career Development Award is to support the career development of investigators who have made a commitment to focus their research endeavors on patient-oriented research. The trainee's research focuses on the genetics of restricted repetitive behavior (RRB), one of the core features of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) which is also commonly observed in Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). RRB frequently dominates daily activities of affected individuals, interferes with opportunities to develop functional behaviors, and requires intervention and treatment. Despite functional significance of RRB, little is known about the underlying genetic mechanism. This study will identify genetic factors for restricted repetitive behavior (RRB) in ASDs and PWS. Positive results from this study should provide valuable insights into pathogenesis and novel treatment of RRB among individuals with these chronic and devastating clinical conditions. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $180,254.00
Project Number 1K23MH082883-01A1
Principal Investigator Kim, Soo-Jeong
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 3: What Caused This To Happen And Can This Be Prevented? (Risk Factors)
Strategic Plan Objective 3O. Not specific to Question 3 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Florida
State/Country Florida
Web Link 1 Genetic dissection of restricted repetitive behavior (RRB) (External web link)
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History/Related Projects Genetic dissection of restricted repetitive behavior (RRB) | $179,219.00 | 2010 | 5K23MH082883-02