Pre and PostDoc Fellowship Recipients Announced
The Autism Science Foundation today announced the 2019 recipients of its annual pre- and postdoctoral fellowship grants. Four predoctoral and two postdoctoral fellowship grants will be awarded to student and mentor teams conducting research to develop better biomarkers that will help identify autism even earlier, improve individualized treatments, discover a novel gene-based intervention, uncover heritable causes of autism using both human and animal models, and interpret early markers of obesity in children with autism.
"We are thrilled to be able to support these important projects that will help improve the lives of people with autism" said Autism Science Foundation Chief Science Officer Dr. Alycia Halladay. "These impressive young scientists have cutting-edge research ideas that hold incredible promise and these fellowships will provide the resources to allow junior level scientists the ability to complete the research faster and keep them in the autism field longer."
"Each research project selected has the potential to benefit the lives of those living with autism in tangible ways, and we are eager to see the discoveries and insights that result from this work" added Autism Science Foundation president Alison Singer.
- Zoe Hawks and Dr. John Pruett (Washington University School of Medicine at St. Louis.)
- Ileena Mitra and Dr. Melissa Gymrek (University of California at San Diego)
- Serena Tamura and Dr. Nadav Ahituv (University of California at San Francisco)
- Lisa Yankowitz and Dr. Robert Schultz (University of Pennsylvania)
- Dr. Laura Kinlin and Dr. Catherine Birken (Hospital for Sick Kids, Toronto)
- Dr. Emily Warren and Dr. Eric Morrow (Brown University)
Read all about the funded projects in the the full press release here.
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