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Center for Genomic and Phenomic Studies in Autism  

This grant will enable the establishment of a Center for Genomic and Phenomic Studies in Autism involving the University of Southern California (USC), Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE), MIND Institute/University of California (UC) - Davis, University of Michigan, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and E.K. Shriver Center/University of Massachusetts Medical School. The Center brings together a multidisciplinary team of investigators with considerable expertise in the genomics and phenomics of autism in multiplex pedigrees, including nationwide family ascertainment and screening, high throughput diagnostics, state-of-the-art clinical evaluation and structural interviewing, cognitive and behavioral evaluations, 3D craniofacial morphology, cytogenetics, DNA microarrays, immunology, structural brain imaging, electrophysiology, and environmental risk assessment. The ultimate goal of the Center will be to facilitate genetic and environmental studies on autism, thereby improving diagnosis, accelerating understanding of its etiology and pathophysiology, and facilitating discovery of new therapeutics. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $1,495,363.00
Current Award Period 2007-2012
Project Number 5U24MH081810-04
Principal Investigator Lajonchere, Clara
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 3: What Caused This To Happen And Can This Be Prevented? (Causes)
Subcategory Gene-Environment
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 3SC. Initiate efforts to expand existing large case-control and other studies to enhance capabilities for targeted gene – environment research by 2011. IACC Recommended Budget: $27,800,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Southern California
State/Country California
Web Link 1 Center for Genomic and Phenomic Studies in Autism (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
New! History/Related Projects Center for Genomic and Phenomic Studies in Autism | $1,482,665.00 | 2009 | 5U24MH081810-03
Center for genomic and phenomic studies in autism | $1,579,282.00 | 2008 | U24MH081810-02