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Murine genetic models of autism  

This is a Clinical Investigator Award, providing a medical investigator with an opportunity to develop into an independent researcher. As such, the proposal outlines a five year program to train a child psychiatrist with research experience in human molecular genetics to study the molecular pathophysiology of autism. Recent studies implicate genetic and physical interactions of the integrin 33 and serotonin transporter genes in the determination of platelet serotonin levels as well as in autism traits. These two genes will be examined using transgenic mice to model alterations of the serotonin system in autism. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $172,390.00
Project Number 5K08MH081066-03
Principal Investigator Veenstra-Vanderweele, Jeremy
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Strategic Plan Objective 2O. Not specific to Question 2 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Vanderbilt University
State/Country Tennessee
Web Link 1 Murine genetic models of autism (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects Murine genetic models of autism | $172,389.00 | 2010 | 5K08MH081066-04
Murine genetic models of autism | $172,389.00 | 2008 | K08MH081066-02