Dr. Jason Shepherd received an R01 through the National Institute of Mental Health to investigate the mechanism of Arc dependent synaptic plasticity.
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The Shepherd lab has been awarded a 2 year research grant from the Angelman Syndrome Foundation to test the causal role of Arc in Angelman Syndrome. Only six labs worldwide were funded this year.
Due to the generosity from its supporters, the ASF has approved funding for more than $1.25 million in research grants in this grant cycle. After evaluating this year’s proposals, the ASF’s Scientific Advisory Committee and Board of Directors decided that each of the following studies are essential to advancing Angelman syndrome research. These initiatives are quintessential to the success of all future Angelman syndrome preclinical and clinical trials… learn more »