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2003 Mentor-based Fellowships (NAAR)

Research Funded: 2003 Mentor-Based Fellowships

In 2003, NAAR budgeted an unprecedented $1 million to fund pre- and post-doctoral mentor-based fellowships to attract the best and brightest young minds to focus their talents on autism research.

Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

Centre for Molecular Medicine & Therapeutics, Vancouver, British Columbia
Mentor: Elizabeth Simpson, Ph.D.
Fellow: K.Y. Bibiana Wong
Mouse Models of Autism: Behavior and Genetics

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Mentor: James Sutcliffe, Ph.D.
Fellow: Jacob McCauley
Genetic Analysis of Serotonergic and GABA-ergic Genes in Autism

University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
Mentor: Alice Carter, Ph.D.
Fellow: Chantal Jennifer Kuhn
The Impact of Parental Autism-related Cognitions on Interventions

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
Mentor: Craig Newschaffer, Ph.D.
Fellow: Keely Cheslack-Postava
Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Universidad Miguel Hernandez, San Juan de Alicante, Spain
Mentor: Jorge J. Prieto, M.D., Ph.D.
Fellow: Edith Lopez Hurtado
Immuncytochemical and Morphometrical Analysis of Double Bouquet Cells Microcircuitry in the Cerebral Cortex of Autistic Patients

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Mentor: Samuel Wang, Ph.D.
Fellow: Megan Sullivan
Multiphoton Investigation of Sensory Encoding in the Mammalian Cerebellum

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
Mentor: Simon Baron-Cohen, Ph.D.
Fellow: Christopher D. Ashwin, Ph.D.
Social Emotional Processing

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Mentor: Jeffrey Hutsler, Ph.D.
Fellow: Hong Zhang, Ph.D.
Quantitative Neuroanatomical Training: New Methods to Reveal Structural Changes in the Cortex of Individuals with Autism

The Institute of Psychiatry at King's College, London, England
Mentor: Francesca Happe, Ph.D.
Fellow: Aparna Nadig, Ph.D.
A Language Processing View of Pragmatic Impairments in Autism Spectrum Disorders

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
Mentor: Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom, M.D.
Fellow: Russell Simmons, M.D.
Neurodevelopmental Origins of Autism Brain Abnormalities

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Mentor: Paul Bloom, Ph.D.
Fellow: Melissa Allen Preissler, Ph.D.
Symbolic Understanding in Children with Autism

Columbia University - College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
Mentor: Carol Mason, Ph.D.
Fellow: Phillip Buttery, Ph.D.
Regulation of the Purkinje Cell, Dendritic Growth, Spine Formation and Synaptogenesis

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Mentor: Wendy Stone, Ph.D.
Fellow: Lynette M. Henderson, Ph.D.
Developing a Downward Extension of the STAT