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Vasopressin receptors and social attachment  

The long-term goal of the candidate is to incorporate state-of-the-art technologies to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying individual variation in social behaviors. Using the highly social and monogamous prairie vole as an animal model, the candidate's research suggests that the vasopressin receptor (V1aR) plays a critical role in modulating affiliative behaviors.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $121,500.00
Project Number K02MH064692-07
Principal Investigator Young, Larry
Strategic Plan Question Question 3: What Caused This To Happen And Can This Be Prevented? (Risk Factors)
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 3.8 Identify genetic risk factors in at least 50% of people with ASD by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $33,900,000 over 6 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Emory University
State/Country Georgia
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History/Related Projects Vasopressin receptors and social attachment | $121,500.00 | 2009 | 5K02MH064692-08
Vasopressin receptors and social attachment | $121,500.00 | 2010 | 5K02MH064692-09