The MIND Institute IDDRC conducts an annual pilot research grant program designed to support promising new IDDRC investigators and research initiatives, ensure that the IDDRC cores remain cutting edge, and promote interdisciplinary collaboration. Applications will be accepted from current IDDRC investigators, as well as from any UC Davis faculty member whose research aligns with IDDRC priorities and criteria described in the annual call for proposals. The foci of applications, eligibility criteria, number of awards to be made, and priorities for the program may change each year. Projects are funded from financial gifts to the MIND Institute.
2014 IDDRC Pilot Grant Recipients
Melissa Bauman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UC Davis School of Medicine
A Novel Animal Model to Evaluate Social Development Following Prenatal Immune Challenge
Phone: (916) 703-0377
Rebecca J. Schmidt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, UC Davis MIND Institute, Department of Public Health Sciences, UC Davis School of Medicine
Perinatal Iron and Autism
Phone: (530) 752-3226
Andrea Schneider, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Fragile X Research & Treatment Center
Event-related Oscillatory Brain-Activity as Outcome Measure for Targeted Treatment Trials in Fragile-X Syndrome
Phone: (916) 703-0202
Verónica Martínez Cerdeño, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Institute for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine,
Prenatal Exposure to Autism-specific Maternal Autoantibodies Alters Prenatal Neurogenesis