What is our team researching?
The Epigenetics, Polygenic Risk, and Social Experience in Autism Study seeks is the first study of the Hawk-Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center at the University of Iowa. The overall goal of this research is to examine how epigenetic and social environment risk markers may contribute to the development of autism
This study, currently under analysis, examines the effect of intranasal oxytocin in maternal brain reward and stress activation, and how mothers’ brain and behavioral responses are associated with the development of secure attachment in their own children. The goal of this research is to contribute to the discovery of novel treatments for mothers with drug dependency and addiction.