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Laura Andreae awarded NARSAD Young Investigator Grant

14/10/16

Congratulations to Laura Andreae for receiving a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant. Looking at both human and rodent cellular models of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Laura will focus on two genes that direct communication within the brain and have been strongly implicated in ASD. Her study will test the effects of deleting these genes, which may in turn disrupt the brain’s balance of excitatory and inhibitory connections on cortical neurons, particularly their plasticity.

Text published in The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation 2016 Announcement of Young Investigator Grantees