The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (formerly known as NARSAD, or the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression) awards $11.8 million in 200 new two-year grants for young researchers in brain and behavior science.

August 2013 – Courtney Thaxton, PhD, was awarded a 2-year NARSAD Young Investigator grant for the project “Modeling Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome, an Autism Spectrum Disorder, in Transgenic Mice Harboring a Pathogenic Dominant Negative Mutation in TCF4,” with the aim to make a new mouse model for Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder with phenotypic similarities to Angelman syndrome. Dr. Thaxton is a postdoctoral fellow in the Philpot lab and one of only 200 researchers worldwide selected for funding.

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation press release: “200 New Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Grants Awarded to Young Scientists” >>

List of 2013 NARSAD Young Investigator Grantees [pdf] >>