2015 IDDRC Pilot Grant Recipients

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.

Melanie Gareau, Ph.D.

Early Microbial Colonization and Development of the Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis

Phone:  530-754-0605
Email:  mgareau@ucdavis.edu

Alexander Nord, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UC Davis School of Medicine

Initial characterization of a new loss-of-function mouse model of the autism susceptibility gene Chd8

 


Email: asnord@ucdavis.edu

David J. Segal, Ph.D.

Associate Director, UC Davis Genome Center, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, MIND Institute, UC Davis School of Medicine

Injectable Regulators of ASD-relevant Genes

 

Phone:  530-754-9134
Email:  djsegal@ucdavis.edu

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Jill Silverman, Ph.D.

Jill Silverman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UC Davis School of Medicine

Development and Characterization of a Model of Early Life Pesticide Exposure

 

 

Phone:  916-734-8531
Email:  jsilverman@ucdavis.edu

Mu Yang, Ph.D.

Mu Yang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UC Davis School of Medicine

Identifying environmental and epigenetic factors behind cognitive and social deficits in 16p11.2 deletion mouse

 

2014 IDDRC Pilot Grant Recipients

Melissa Bauman, Ph.D.

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
Email:  mdbauman@ucdavis.edu

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Rebecca J. Schmidt, Ph.D.

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
Email:  rjschmidt@ucdavis.edu

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Andrea Schneider, Ph.D.

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
Email:  anschneider@ucdavis.edu

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Verónica Martínez Cerdeño, Ph.D.

Verónica Martínez Cerdeño, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Institute for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine, 
Shriners Hospital of Northern California

Prenatal Exposure to Autism-specific Maternal Autoantibodies Alters Prenatal Neurogenesis


Phone:  916-453-2163
Email:  vmartinezcerdeno@ucdavis.edu

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