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Model Systems/Therapeutic Targets$24,115,793.04
Fiscal Year: 2010

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Animal models mimicking behaviors of ASD and those that are being used to develop or test new drug treatments, as well as cell lines used to discover new drug targets or to screen potential drug candidates, are included in this subcategory.
Graph: The subcategories for Question 4 illustrate the many approaches to treatments and interventions supported by autism research funders. The largest amount of funding supported projects to develop Model systems and therapeutic targets (35%), followed by research on Behavioral interventions (29%). Medical/Pharmacologic interventions received 16% of funding, classroom-based interventions (Educational) received 10% of funding, and Technology-based interventions and supports received 7% of funding. The subcategories with the smallest amounts of funding included Occupational, physical, and sensory-based (2%) and Complementary, dietary, and alternative (1%).
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Project Title Principal Investigator Strategic Plan Objective Institution
Neural mechanisms of social cognition and bonding Young, Larry Q4.S.B Emory University
Central vasopressin receptors and affiliation Young, Larry Q4.S.B Emory University
Central vasopressin receptors and affiliation Young, Larry Q4.S.B Emory University
Regulation of gene expression in the brain Young, Walter Q4.S.B National Institutes of Health
Analysis of cortical circuits related to ASD gene candidates Zador, Anthony Q4.S.B Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Identification of autism genes that regulate synaptic Nrx/Nlg signaling complexes Garner, Craig Q4.S.B Stanford University
Patient iPS cells with copy number variations to model neuropsychiatric disorders Ellis, James Q4.S.B The Hospital for Sick Children
Dissecting the circuitry basis of autistic-like behaviors in mice Feng, Guoping Q4.S.B Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Synaptic and circuitry mechanisms of repetitive behaviors in autism Feng, Guoping Q4.S.B Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Functional genomic dissection of language-related disorders Fisher, Simon Q4.S.B University of Oxford
Deriving neuroprogenitor cells from peripheral blood of individuals with autism Fujinami, Robert Q4.S.B University of Utah
Genomic imbalances at the 22q11 locus and predisposition to autism Gogos, Joseph Q4.S.B Columbia University
High content screens of neuronal development for autism research Halpain, Shelley Q4.S.B University of California, San Diego
Neurogenomics in a model for procedural learning Hilliard, Austin Q4.S.B University of California, Los Angeles
Preclinical testing of novel oxytocin receptor activators in models of autism phenotypes Jarstfer, Michael Q4.S.B University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Functional study of synaptic scaffold protein SHANK3 and autism mouse model Jiang, Yong-Hui Q4.S.B Duke University
Control of synaptic protein synthesis in the pathogenesis and therapy of autism Kelleher, Raymond Q4.S.B Massachusetts General Hospital
Behavioral and physiological consequences of disrupted Met signaling Levitt, Pat Q4.S.B University of Southern California
The genetics of restricted, repetitive behavior: An inbred mouse model Lewis, Mark Q4.S.B University of Florida
Serotonin, corpus callosum, and autism Lin, Rick Q4.S.B University of Mississippi Medical Center
Interaction between MEF2 and MECP2 in the pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorders - 1 Lipton, Stuart Q4.S.B Burnham Institute
Using Drosophila to model the synaptic function of the autism-linked NHE9 Littleton, J. Troy Q4.S.B Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Autism iPSCs for studying function and dysfunction in human neural development Loring, Jeanne Q4.S.B The Scripps Research Institute
Neuropharmacology of motivation and reinforcement in mouse models of autistic spectrum disorders Malanga, C.J. Q4.S.B University of North Carolina School of Medicine
NrCAM, a candidate susceptibility gene for visual processing deficits in autism Maness, Patricia Q4.S.B University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill