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Grantees

Active Autism Research Grantees

Title Principal Investigator Institution
The Effects of Environmental Air Pollutants on Maternal Allergic Asthma and Its Neurobiological Consequences Ashwood, Paul University of California, Davis
Environmental Contribution to Neuronal-methylome Dynamics in Animal Models of Autism Spectrum Disorders Behrens, Margarita Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Environmental toxins and microglia-synapse interactions in autism Bilbo, Staci Massachusetts General Hospital
Prenatal Factors in Autism and Other Psychiatric Outcomes in a National Birth Cohort Brown, Alan Columbia University Health Sciences
Behavioral and Neurological Effects of Developmental Pyrethroid Exposure in Rodents Burkett, James Emory University
Biology of Non-coding RNAs Associated With Psychiatric Disorders Campbell, Daniel Michigan State University
Developmental Exposures to Inhaled Air Pollution and the Autism Phenotype in Mice Cory-Slechta, Deborah University of Rochester
Gene-environment Interactions in the Developmental Neurotoxicity of Air Pollution Costa, Lucio University of Washington
Prenatal Exposure to Metals and Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder in MARBLES and EARLI Fallin, M. Daniele Johns Hopkins University
CCEH Community Outreach and Translation Core Hansen, Robin University of California, Davis
Environmental Influence on Infant Microbiome Development and ASD Symptoms Hertz-Picciotto, Irva University of California, Davis
The Charge Study: Childhood Autism Risks from Genetics and the Environment Hertz-Picciotto, Irva University of California, Davis
Impact of Endocrine Disruptors on the Human Sperm Methylome: A Risk Factor for Autism? Hu, Valerie George Washington University
BPA, Cortical Development and Gene Expression: Implications for Autism Juraska, Janice University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Air-pollution Risk for Autism and ADHD - Cross-disorder Insights and Genetic Liability Kalkbrenner, Amy University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
The Roles of Environmental Risks and Gene-environment Interactions in Increasing ASD Prevalence Kim, Young-Shin Yale University
Sexually Dimorphic Epigenetic Regulation of Fetal Brain Development by Environmental Stressors Krueger, Bruce K. University of Maryland, Baltimore
PCB Epigenomic Brain & Behavior Lasting Effects Study (PEBBLES) Lasalle, Janine M. University of California, Davis
Prenatal Environmental Toxicants Induce Neuroinflammation Causing Autistic Behaviors Lawrence, David A. Wadsworth Center
Trimester-Specific Variation in Air Quality and Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Natural Experiment Lee, Li-Ching Johns Hopkins University
Molecular and Cellular Basis of PCB Developmental Neurotoxicity Lein, Pamela University of California, Davis
Neurodevelopmental Effects of Perfluorinated Chemicals Liew, Ze Yan University of Californa, Los Angeles
Prenatal Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemical Mixtures and ASD Risk Newschaffer, Craig J. Drexel University
The Placenta: A Novel Target of Sex Specific Neurotoxicity by Fire Retardants Patisaul, Heather North Carolina State University
Discovery of Early Life Causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder Through Retrospective Metabolomics and Proteome Analysis of Teeth Petrick, Lauren Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Brain and Behavior Study of Autism From Infancy Through School Age (co-fund with NICHD) Piven, Joseph University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sterols, Neurogenesis, and Environmental Agents Porter, Ned A. Vanderbilt University
CCEH Facility Core: Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Puschner, Birgit University of California, Davis
Epidemiological Research on Autism in Jamaica - Phase II Rahbar, Mohammad University of Texas Health Sciences Center
Autism and Prenatal Endocrine Disruptors (A-PED) Reichenberg, Avraham Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, Epigenetic Alterations, and Autism-like Behaviors in the Highly Social California Mouse Model Rosenfeld, Cheryl S. University of Missouri, Columbia
BUILDS MARBLES: Biorepository Upkeep and Infrastructure for Longitudinal Data Sharing For MARBLES Schmidt, Rebecca University of California, Davis
Folic Acid Prevention Pathways for ASD in High Risk Families Schmidt, Rebecca University of California, Davis
Exposure to Perfluorinated Compounds and Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders Shin, Hyeong-Moo University of Texas, Arlington
The Microglial Developmental Index: A Novel Framework for Understanding the Role of Microglia in the Etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder Smith, Caroline Jackson Duke University
CCEH Administrative Core Van De Water, Judy A. University of California, Davis
Investigating Air Pollution Effects on the Developing Brain and ASD Volk, Heather University of Southern California
Prospective Evaluation of Air Pollution, Cognition, and Autism from Birth Onward Volk, Heather University of Southern California
Metabolic and Microbiome Mechanisms Linking Gestational Phthalate Exposure with Child ASD Risk Walker, Cheryl University of California, Davis
Particulate Air Pollutants and Autism Risk: Exposure Characteristics, Indicators of Susceptibility, and Mechanistic Pathways Xiang, Anny H. Kaiser Foundation Research Institute
Environmental-use Chemicals That Target Pathways Linked to Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders Zylka, Mark J. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Past Autism Research Grantees

Title Principal Investigator Institution
Prenatal Factors and Risk of Autism in a Finnish National Birth Cohort Brown, Alan Stewart Columbia University
Prenatal and Neonatal Biologic Markers for Autism Croen, Lisa Kaiser Foundation Research Institute
Environment, the Perinatal Epigenome, and Risk for Autism and Related Disorders Fallin, M. Daniele; Feinberg, Andrew P. Johns Hopkins University
Genome-wide Environment Interaction Study for Autism: The SEED Study Fallin, M. Daniele Johns Hopkins University
Autism Risk, Prenatal Environmental Exposures, and Pathophysiologic Markers Hertz-Picciotto, Irva University of California, Davis
CCEH Project 1: Epidemiology and the Environment in Autism Hertz-Picciotto, Irva University of California, Davis
Are Endocrine Disrupting Compounds Environmental Risk Factors for Autism? Hu, Valerie George Washington University
Air Pollution, Gestational Diabetes, and Autism Spectrum Disorder Jo, Heejoo University of Southern California
Environmental Risk Factors for Autistic Behaviors in a Cohort Study Korrick, Susan A. Brigham and Women's Hospital
CCEH Project 2: Perinatal Epigenetic Signature of Environmental Exposure LaSalle, Janine M. University of California, Davis
Epigenetic Interaction of MECP2 and Organic Pollutants in Neurodevelopment LaSalle, Janine M. University of California, Davis
Methylomic and Genomic Impacts of Organic Pollutants in DUP15Q Syndrome LaSalle, Janine M. University of California, Davis
Early Life Vitamin D Levels and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders Lee, Brian; Dalman, Christina Drexel University
Investigating Gene-environment Interaction in Autism: Air Pollution x McConnell, Rob University of Southern California
PCBs Interact With mTOR Signaling to Disrupt Neuronal Connectivity in Zebrafish Miller, Galen University of California, Davis
Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation (EARLI) Network Newschaffer, Craig J. Drexel University
Prenatal Antimicrobial Agent Exposure, Fetal Androgens and ASD Risk Newschaffer, Craig J. Drexel University
Prenatal Timing of Heavy Metal Exposures From Autistic and Non-autistic Children Palmer, Raymond; Arora, Manish University of Texas Health Science Center
CCEH Project 4: Calcium Signaling Defects in Autism Pessah, Isaac N. University of California, Davis
UC Davis Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCEH) Pessah, Isaac N. University of California, Davis
Novel Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors for Autism Treatment Pinney, Kevin Baylor University
Multigenerational Familial and Environmental Risk for Autism (MINERVA) Network (co-fund with NICHD and NINDS) Reichenberg, Avraham Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Air Pollution and Autism in Denmark Ritz, Beate R. University of California, Los Angeles
Autism Metabolomics and Environment (AIME) Ritz, Beate R. University of California, Los Angeles
Protecting Neurodevelopment in Latino Migrant Children by Reduced Exposure to Organophosphate Pesticides Satterwhite, Lisa L. Duke University
Exploring Interactions between Folate and Environmental Risk Factors for Autism Schmidt, Rebecca J. University of California, Davis
Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates in a High-risk ASD Pregnancy Cohort Shin, Hyeong-Moo University of California, Davis
Mercury-induced Immune Dysfunction in Autism/ASD Silbergeld, Ellen Johns Hopkins University
Functional Outcomes of Interactions Between an ASD-relevant Gene and Air Pollution Silverman, Jill Lynn University of California, Davis
Development of a Novel Biomarker Test for Autism Risk Svarovsky, Sergei Xen Biofluidx, Inc.
Prenatal Biomarkers of Exposure and Individual Susceptibility to Endocrine Disrupting Compounds Synder, Nathaniel W. Drexel University
CCEH Project 3: Immune Environment Interaction and Neurodevelopment Van De Water, Judy A. University of California, Davis
The UC Davis Center for Childrens Enviromental Health and Disease Prevention Van De Water, Judy A. University of California, Davis
Genetic Susceptibility to Air Pollution in Autism Volk, Heather E. Loan Repayment Applications
Childhood Autism and Air Pollution - A Statewide Study Von Ehrenstein, Ondine University of California, Los Angeles
Pesticide Exposure and Childhood Autism Von Ehrenstein, Ondine University of California, Los Angeles
Air Pollution and Autism in Israel: A Population-Wide Study Weisskopf, Marc G. Harvard School of Public Health
Effects of Air Pollution and Gestational Diabetes on Autism Xiang, Anny H. Kaiser Foundation Research Institute
High Throughput Multiplexed Assay for Chemicals Affecting Neuron Differentiation Zhang, Wei JuvoBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Identification of Candidate Environmental Risks for Autism Zylka, Mark J. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The Elongation Hypothesis of Autism Zylka, Mark J. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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