Transdisciplinary Initiatives Program (TIP)

"Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects nearly 1 in 54 children and constitutes a significant concern for public health, yet the etiology of the disorder is not known. Funding from MCHRI has allowed us to investigate, for the first time, neurobiological markers that detect autism and predict severity of autism symptoms in male and female children in novel quantitative ways that were not previously possible."

Kaustubh Supekar, PhD
The Taube Family Endowed Transdisciplinary Investigator for Maternal Child Health
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

2022 Awards

Project Title: Precision Treatment of Pediatric Cardiac Arrhythmias
PI: William Goodyer, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Cardiology)
Co-PI: Chaitan Khosla, PhD, Professor, Chemistry, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Project Title: Microstructural and Cellular Biomarkers of Brain Development in Children
PI: Kalanit Grill-Spector, PhD, Professor, Psychology
Co-PI: Sarah Heilshorn, PhD, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Project Title: Chronic Monitoring of Single-Neuron Activity and Neurotransmitters in the Neonatal Developing Enteric Nervous System
PI: Guosong Hong, PhD, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Co-PI: Julia Kaltschmidt, PhD, Associate Professor, Neurosurgery

Project Title: Organoid Models of Pediatric Leukemia
PIs: Kathleen Sakamoto, MD, PhD, Shelagh Galligan Professor, Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology)
Emma Lundberg, PhD, Professor, Bioengineering
Calvin Kuo, MD, PhD, Professor, Medicine

Past Awards