SFARI is working to advance autism science by providing a number of key resources to researchers.
We solicit applications for SFARI Awards from individuals who will conduct bold, imaginative, rigorous and relevant research in four main research areas: gene discovery, molecular mechanisms, circuits, cognition and behavior, and clinical.
In comparing gene expression profiles and SNP risk across psychiatric disorders, Michael Gandal, Daniel Geschwind and colleagues found that shared genetic risk manifests in alterations in gene networks.
Using a mouse lacking brain-localized NHE9, Edwards shows that pH gradients affect neuronal communication and autism-like behaviors.
Assessing network and synaptic communication in the hippocampus of behaving Fmr-1 null mice, André Fenton and colleagues showed altered network communication linked to behavioral alterations in fragile X syndrome.
Dagmar Sternad, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Biology, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Physics, Northeastern University