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Amygdala structure & biochemistry in adolescents with autism  

This is an individual National Research Service Award for pre-doctoral training for an M.D./Ph.D. student. The amygdala is known to be essential to fear behavior and to normal processing of facial expressions of emotion, but its role in autism is highly controversial. Using the tools of affective neuroscience and new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques, this study will focus on objective, quantitative measures of social and emotional deficits to characterize differences in amygdala structure, connectivity, and biochemistry between individuals with autism. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $40,073.00
Current Award Period 2008-2012
Project Number 5F30MH081467-03
Principal Investigator Nacewicz, Brendon
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Subcategory Early Signs and Biomarkers
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 1LB. Develop at least five measures of behavioral and/or biological heterogeneity in children or adults with ASD, beyond variation in intellectual disability, that clearly relate to etiology and risk, treatment response and/or outcome by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $71,100,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Wisconsin - Madison
State/Country Wisconsin
Web Link 1 Amygdala structure & biochemistry in adolescents with autism (External web link)
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History/Related Projects Amygdala structure & biochemistry in adolescents with autism | $27,276.00 | 2008 | F30MH081467-01A1