The Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1990 through a grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The Center is now recruiting new members. Qualified faculty are those with appointments in any of the Schools of the University of Pennsylvania who are performing investigations in the area of brain development and function, genetics, or behavioral sciences as applied to developmental disabilities.
Membership results in access to one or more of five research core facilities: Molecular Genetics (a centralized nucleic acid/protein research facility, tissue culture and cytogenetics); Cellular Neuroscience (cellular imaging, confocal microscopy, neuronal cell cultures, neuropathology, and cytoarchitectural studies); Analytic Neurochemistry (mass spectrometry unit for stable isotope studies and HPLC biogenic amine and amino acid assays); Functional Neuroimaging (PET scanning and volumetric analysis of MRI imaging, and compliance training); and Study Design and Statistical Analysis.
Interested individuals who hold federally funded grants (preferably NIH or NSF) may contact me at Children's Seashore House, Department of Pediatrics, 895-3584.
-- Mark L. Batshaw, M.D.
Director, Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
Volume 43 Number 5
September 24, 1996
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