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Grantees

Active Autism Research Grantees

Title Principal Investigator Institution
Environmental contribution to neuronal-methylome dynamics in animal models of autism spectrum disorders Margarita Behrens Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Environmental toxins and microglia-synapse interactions in autism Staci Bilbo Massachusetts General Hospital
Prenatal factors and risk of autism in a Finnish national birth cohort Alan Brown New York State Psychiatric Institute
Developmental exposures to inhaled air pollution and the autism phenotype in mice Deborah Cory-Slechta University of Rochester
Prenatal exposure to metals and risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder in MARBLES and EARLI M. Daniele Fallin Johns Hopkins University
Environmental influence on infant microbiome development and ASD symptoms Irva Hertz-Picciotto University of California, Davis
The Charge Study: Childhood Autism Risks from Genetics and the Environment Irva Hertz-Picciotto University of California-Davis
Are endocrine disrupting compounds environmental risk factors for autism? Valerie Hu George Washington University
Air pollution, gestational diabetes, and autism spectrum disorder Heejoo Jo University of Southern California
BPA, cortical development and gene expression: implications for autism Janice Juraska University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Air-pollution risk for autism and ADHD - cross-disorder insights and genetic liability Amy Kalkbrenner University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
The roles of environmental risks and gene-environment interactions in increasing ASD prevalence Young-Shin Kim Yale University
Environmental risk factors for autistic behaviors in a cohort study Susan Korrick Brigham and Women's Hospital
Methylomic and genomic impacts of organic pollutants in DUP15Q Syndrome Janine LaSalle University of California, Davis
Prenatal environmental toxicants induce neuroinflammation causing autistic behaviors David A. Lawrence Wadsworth Center
Early life vitamin D levels and risk of autism spectrum disorders Brian Lee, Christina Dalman Drexel University
Molecular and cellular basis of PCB developmental neurotoxicity Pamela Lein, Isaac Pessah University of California, Davis
PCBs interact with mTOR signaling to disrupt neuronal connectivity in zebrafish Galen Miller University of California, Davis
Prenatal antimicrobial agent exposure, fetal androgens and ASD risk Craig Newschaffer Drexel University
Prenatal timing of heavy metal exposures from autistic and non-autistic children Raymond Palmer, Manish Arora University of Texas Health Science Center
Sterols, neurogenesis, and environmental agents Ned A. Porter Vanderbilt University
Epidemiological research on autism in Jamaica - Phase II Mohammad Rahbar University of Texas Health Sciences Center
Autism and Prenatal Endocrine Disruptors (A-PED) Avraham Reichenberg Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Multigenerational Familial and Environmental Risk for Autism (MINERVA) Network (co-fund with NICHD and NINDS) Avraham Reichenberg Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Autism Metabolomics and Environment (AIME) Beate Ritz University of California, Los Angeles
Air pollution and autism in Denmark Beate Ritz University of California, Los Angeles
Endocrine disrupting chemicals, epigenetic alterations, and autism-like behaviors in the highly social California mouse model Cheryl S. Rosenfeld University of Missouri, Columbia
Folic acid prevention pathways for ASD in high risk families Rebecca Schmidt University of California, Davis
Prenatal exposure to phthalates in a high-risk ASD pregnancy cohort Hyeong-Moo Shin University of California, Davis
Functional outcomes of interactions between an ASD-relevant gene and air pollution Jill Silverman University of California, Davis
Prenatal biomarkers of exposure and individual susceptibility to endocrine disrupting compounds Nathaniel Synder Drexel University
UC Davis Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCEH) Judy A. Van De Water University of California, Davis
CCEH Project 1: Epidemiology and the Environment in Autism Irva Hertz-Picciotto University of California, Davis
CCEH Project 2: Perinatal Epigenetic Signature of Environmental Exposure Janine LaSalle University of California, Davis
CCEH Project 3: Immune Environment Interaction and Neurodevelopment Judy A. Van De Water University of California, Davis
CCEH Project 4: Calcium Signaling Defects in Autism Isaac Pessah University of California, Davis
CCEH Facility Core: Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Birgit Puschner University of California, Davis
CCEH Community Outreach and Translation Core Robin Hansen University of California, Davis
CCEH Administrative Core Judy A. Van De Water University of California, Davis
Investigating air pollution effects on the developing brain and ASD Heather Volk University of Southern California
Prospective evaluation of air pollution, cognition, and autism from birth onward Heather Volk University of Southern California
Childhood autism and air pollution - A statewide study Ondine Von Ehrenstein University of California, Los Angeles
Air Pollution and Autism in Israel: A Population-Wide Study Marc Weisskopf Harvard School of Public Health
High throughput multiplexed assay for chemicals affecting neuron differentiation Wei Zhang JuvoBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
The elongation hypothesis of autism Mark J. Zylka University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Past Autism Research Grantees

Title Principal Investigator Institution
Prenatal and neonatal biologic markers for autism Lisa Croen Kaiser Foundation Research Institute
Autism in a fish eating population Philip Davidson University of Rochester
Environment, the perinatal epigenome, and risk for autism and related disorders Margaret Fallin, Andrew Feinberg Johns Hopkins University
Genome-wide environment interaction study for autism: the SEED study Danielle Fallin Johns Hopkins University
Autism risk, prenatal environmental exposures, and pathophysiologic markers Irva Hertz-Picciotto University of California-Davis
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
Exploring Interactions between Folate and Environmental Risk Factors for Autism Rebecca J. Schmidt University of California, Davis
Mercury-induced immune dysfunction in autism/ASD Ellen Silbergeld Johns Hopkins University
Organophosphorus pesticides interact with ASD-linked neuroligins to alter synaptogenesis Karin Marie Streifel University of California, Davis
Development of a novel biomarker test for autism risk Sergei Svarovsky Xen Biofluidx, Inc.
Pesticide exposure and childhood autism Ondine Von Ehrenstein University of California, Los Angeles
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