Our mission is to understand the neurological basis of and to test new therapies for autism spectrum disorders (ASD), fragile X syndrome (FXS) and intellectual disabilities (ID)— from cell to synapse, from circuit to behaviour. To achieve this we use an integrated research programme that uses three linked model systems: mouse, rat and human.
The Goals of the Centre are:
- To use understanding of the genetic basis of ASD/ID as a starting point for modeling the cellular changes that underlie these complex disorders.
- To develop and test medicines and often treatments for these disorders.
- To engage those affected by these conditions as well as their families and those who support them, to better understand their difficulties.