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Neurodevelopmental mechanisms of social behavior  

Delineating the mechanisms underlying social-emotional development is the central theme of this application, using translational strategies to investigate the social neuroscience of mental health. In this context, most animal studies to date have focused on measures of social behavior in adult animals, which lack mechanistic developmental explanations. Therefore, structure:function developmental studies are proposed in mice to investigate the potential convergence of circuit components involved in mediating social behavior.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $546,302.00
Project Number R01MH080759-02
Principal Investigator Levitt, Pat
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Interventions)
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 4.5 Standardize and validate at least 20 model systems (e.g. cellular and/or animal) that replicate features of ASD and will allow identification of specific molecular targets or neural circuits amenable to existing or new interventions by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $75,000,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Vanderbilt University
State/Country Tennessee
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History/Related Projects Neurodevelopmental mechanisms of social behavior | $607,379.00 | 2009 | 5R01MH080759-04
Neurodevelopmental mechanisms of social behavior | $515,840.00 | 2010 | 5R01MH080759-05