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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Cellular and Synaptic Dissection of the Neuronal Circuits of Social and Autistic Behavior

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Peca, Joao

Description

Description

João Peca, Ph.D., University of Coimbra, Portugal, aims to discern the biological mechanisms that disrupt social behavior in schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder. The research will identify synaptic proteins that vary with changing social environments and map the neuronal pathways in the brain that regulate social behaviors, applying optogenetics in animal models to directly manipulate the predisposition to seek or avoid social interactions.

Funder

Funder

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2014-2016

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 3: What Caused This To Happen And Can This Be Prevented?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 3SK. Support two studies and a workshop that facilitate the development of vertebrate and invertebrate model systems for the exploration of environmental risks and their interaction with gender and genetic susceptibilities for ASD by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $1,535,000 over 3 years.

Project Link

Project Link

No link available.

Institution

Institution

University of Coimbra

State/Country

State/Country

Portugal

Project Number

Project Number

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Cellular and Synaptic Dissection of the Neuronal Circuits of Social and Autistic Behavior | 30000 | 2015 |
Cellular and Synaptic Dissection of the Neuronal Circuits of Social and Autistic Behavior | 30000 | 2014 |

 
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