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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Undergraduate Research Award

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Chin, Megan

Description

Description

Researchers are starting to study the combined effects of genetic mutations plus environmental factors during pregnancy. In this project, Megan will examine the role of maternal immune infection, a known risk factor for autism, in animals who have a mutation in a known autism risk gene called GABAR. This will help scientists understand the mechanism by which both genetic and environmental factors work together to increase risk for ASD, potentially leading to preventative strategies.

Funder

Funder

Autism Science Foundation

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

3000

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2015-2016

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

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

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 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

Undergraduate Research Award (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Stanford University

State/Country

State/Country

California

Project Number

Project Number

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |

 
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