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.
David Ginty and colleagues have identified mechanisms through which peripheral loss of ASD-associated genes affect behaviors in mice and identify a potential peripherally restricted therapy to treat tactile over-reactivity and select ASD-related behaviors.
Matthew Goodwin, Matthew Siegel and colleagues found that data from a wearable biosensor can be used to accurately predict aggressive behavior up to one minute before it occurs.
Alessandro Gozzi and colleagues found that Shank3-deficient mice have disrupted frontocortical functional connectivity, which is associated with impaired communication and social behaviors.