SFARI hosts Simons VIP Connect 2014 family gathering The meeting brought together families with a child carrying deletions or duplications in chromosomal region 16p11.2 and researchers studying 16p11.2.
SFARI Aids in Mouse Model Availability Mouse models provide an essential platform for studying the neural circuits underlying autism spectrum disorders.
It Takes Brains: Simons Foundation, Autism Speaks and Autism Science Foundation launch Autism BrainNet registration site New collaboration will collect critically needed brain tissue for autism research
SFARI’s Wendy Chung at TED2014 Conference: What We Know About Autism SFARI director of clinical research Wendy Chung presented What We Know About Autism to those gathered in Vancouver, Canada, for the TED2014 conference on March 19, 2014. The talk, geared to the lay public during Autism Awareness Month, covered topics ranging from reasons for increased…
Louis F. Reichardt to Direct Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative The Simons Foundation is pleased to announce that Louis F. Reichardt of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) will become the next director of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI). He is to begin his official duties at the foundation’s New York City…
Celebrating a milestone in autism research More than 100 investigators and clinicians who worked together on the Simons Simplex Collection gathered in New York City to celebrate their landmark achievement in autism research.
The Simons Simplex Collection’s inaugural paper published in Neuron SFARI scientific director Gerald Fischbach and principal investigator Catherine Lord of the University of Michigan published The Simons Simplex Collection: A Resource for Identification of Autism Genetic Risk Factors on 21 October in the journal Neuron.
SFARI announces new phase for Simons Simplex Collection In a milestone for the autism research community, SFARI has finished recruiting families to participate in the Simons Simplex Collection (SSC). The foundation has now shifted from recruitment of these families to supporting their continued participation in future research studies.