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Active Autism Research Grantees

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


Past Autism Research Grantees

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

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