Aim of the project

We're pleased to facilitate this Fellowship to develop academic and research links between the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the University of Cambridge. 
Dr Dwaipayan Adhya will be studying the interaction of testosterone and estradiol on developing neurons from typically developing and autistic individuals.

Importance of research

Autism is a complex genetic condition, with hormone and epigenetic components triggering risk genes. This study will address this by looking at effects of hormones on autism-associated genes, and enable the discovery of novel genes that might play a greater role on the transcriptional level to contribute to the phenotype of the condition. This may have translational importance to better clinical diagnosis in infants at risk of autism.

Scientists involved

  • Dr Dwaipayan Adhya

Key findings

Findings will be reported in Q3 2018