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Project Title

Project Title

Genetic dissection of restricted repetitive behavior (RRB)

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Kim, Soo-Jeong

Description

Description

The purpose of this mentored Research Career Development Award is to support the career development of investigators who have made a commitment to focus their research endeavors on patient-oriented research. The trainee’s research focuses on the genetics of restricted repetitive behavior (RRB), one of the core features of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) which is also commonly observed in Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). RRB frequently dominates daily activities of affected individuals, interferes with opportunities to develop functional behaviors, and requires intervention and treatment. Despite functional significance of RRB, little is known about the underlying genetic mechanism. This study will identify genetic factors for restricted repetitive behavior (RRB) in ASDs and PWS. Positive results from this study should provide valuable insights into pathogenesis and novel treatment of RRB among individuals with these chronic and devastating clinical conditions.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

180303

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2009-2012

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 2SG. Support five studies that associate specific genotypes with functional or structural phenotypes, including behavioral and medical phenotypes (e.g., nonverbal individuals with ASD and those with cognitive impairments) by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $22,600,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Genetic dissection of restricted repetitive behavior (RRB) (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Seattle Children's Hospital

State/Country

State/Country

Washington

Project Number

Project Number

7K23MH082883-04

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Genetic dissection of restricted repetitive behavior (RRB) | 22813 | 2011 | 5K23MH082883-03
Genetic dissection of restricted repetitive behavior (RRB) | 177736 | 2012 | 5K23MH082883-05

 
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