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Active Autism Research Grantees

Institution Principal Investigator Title
New York State Psychiatric Institute Alan Brown Prenatal factors and risk of autism in a Finnish national birth cohort
Kaiser Foundation Research Institute Lisa Croen Prenatal and neonatal biologic markers for autism
Johns Hopkins University Margaret Fallin
Andrew Feinberg
Environment, the perinatal epigenome, and risk for autism and related disorders
George Washington University Valerie Hu Are endocrine disrupting compounds environmental risk factors for autism?
University of California-Davis Irva Hertz-Picciotto The Charge Study: Childhood Autism Risks from Genetics and the Environment
University of California-Davis Irva Hertz-Picciotto Autism risk, prenatal environmental exposures, and pathophysiologic markers
Yale University Young-Shin Kim The roles of environmental risks and gene-environment interactions in increasing ASD prevalence
University of California, Davis Janine LaSalle Methylomic and genomic impacts of organic pollutants in DUP15Q Syndrome
Drexel University Brian lee,
Christina Dalman
Early life vitamin D levels and risk of autism spectrum disorders
University of Texas Health Science Center Raymond Palmer,
Manish Arora
Prenatal timing of heavy metal exposures from autistic and non-autistic children
University of Texas Health Sciences Center Mohammad Rahbar Epidemiological research on autism in Jamaica- phase II
lCAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Avraham Reichenberg Multigenerational Familial and Environmental Risk for Autism (MINERVA) Network (co-fund with NICHD and NINDS)
University of California, Davis Rebecca Schmidt Exploring interactions between folate and environmental risk factors for autism
University of California, Davis Karin Marie Streifel Organophosphorus pesticides interact with ASD-linked neuroligins to alter synaptogenesis
University of California, Davis Judy A. Van De Water UC Davis Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCEH)
University of Southern California Heather Volk Prospective evaluation of air pollution, cognition, and autism from birth onward
University of California, Los Angeles Ondine Von Ehrenstein Pesticide exposure and childhood autism
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Mark J. Zylka The elongation hypothesis of autism


Past Autism Research Grantees

Institution Principal Investigator Title
University of Rochester Philip Davidson Autism in a fish eating population
Johns Hopkins University Danielle Fallin Genome-wide environment interaction study for autism: the SEED study
University of California, Davis Janine LaSalle Epigenetic interaction of MECP2 and organic pollutants in neurodevelopment
University of Southern California Rob McConnell Investigating gene-environment interaction in autism: air pollution x
Drexel University Craig Newschaffer Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation (EARLI) Network
Baylor University Kevin Pinney Novel serotonin reuptake inhibitors for autism treatment
Johns Hopkins University Ellen Silbergeld Mercury-induced immune dysfunction in autism/ASD
Xen Biofluidx, Inc. Sergei Svarovsky Development of a novel biomarker test for autism risk

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