Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center

2015 Awards

RFK IDDRC Pilot and Feasibility Awards:

Learning during an early sensitive period in chickens
Investigator:
Jose Pena, Ph.D.
Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Elucidation of the mechanism of trinucleotide repeat instability in patient cells
Investigator:
Jeannine Gerhardt, Ph.D.
Instructor, Department of Cell Biology

Primary microglial dysfunction in a subset of ASD
Investigator:
Herb Lachman, M.D.
ProfessorDepartment of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
ProfessorDepartment of Medicine (Hematology)
Associate ProfessorDominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience
Associate ProfessorDepartment of Genetics

Is increased surface CCR2 on mature monocytes from perinatally HIV infected and perinatally HIV exposed children a biomarker of neurocognitive impairment?
Investigators:
Joan Berman, Ph.D.
ProfessorDepartment of Pathology
ProfessorDepartment of Microbiology & Immunology
ProfessorDepartment of Microbiology & Immunology
Senior Academic Advisor to the Graduate Division

Kami Kim, M.D.
ProfessorDepartment of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
ProfessorDepartment of Microbiology & Immunology
ProfessorDepartment of Pathology

Biomarkers to predict neurodevelopmental outcomes in very preterm infants
Investigators:
Mamta Fuloria, M.B., B.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

Maureen J. Charon, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Woman’s Health
Professor, Department of Medicine

William A. Gomes, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology (Neuroradiology)

Genetics causes of intellectual disability in 22q11DS patients
Investigator: Tingwei Guo, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics

Dynamic live cell single molecule imaging of MeCP2 mutants linked to neurological disorders
Investigator:
Robert Coleman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology

MeCP2, mRNA, gap junctions and glia
Investigators:
David C. Spray, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience and Medicine

Randy Stout, Ph.D.
Research Fellow

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