The labs of Jose Rodríguez-Romaguera, Jason Stein, and Hyejung Wong were each awarded $50k pilot grants from NC TraCs.
Jose Rodríguez-Romaguera, PhD will be collaborating with Rebecca Grzadzinski, PhD (Asst Professor, Psychiatry/Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities) in a project entitled “Atypical Social Arousal as an Early Marker of ASD.”
Jason Stein, PhD will collaborate with Jessica Girault, PhD (Asst Professor, Psychiatry/Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities) in a project entitled “Determining the role of neural progenitor proliferation in explaining interindividual differences in autism-related behaviors.”
Hyejung Won, PhD was funded for a project entitled “Chromosomal disorganization in Down Syndrome.”
The projects from the Rodríguez-Romaguera and Stein labs received matching funding from the UNC Autism Research Center with the Neuroscience Center, while the project from the Won lab received matching funding from the Department of Genetics.
See the full announcement here: https://tracs.unc.edu/index.php/news-articles/1797-nc-tracs-award-announcements-39