Azrieli Centre for Autism Research (ACAR): Transforming autism research, training and care -- improving lives via Open Science

ACAR - Research

“A major goal of my research is to develop personalized approaches to diagnosis and treatment, hopefully aided by genetic information.”

- Ridha Joober
Azrieli Centre for Autism Research (ACAR)

"My lab’s overarching autism-related goal is to determine how cerebellar deficits result in the varied behavioral symptoms associated with Fragile X syndrome."

- Aparna Suvrathan
Azrieli Centre for Autism Research (ACAR)

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"ACAR has created a supportive autism research community at The Neuro, McGill and beyond that values the research we are doing, and brings together other researchers with common interests and goals."

- Edward Ruthazer
Azrieli Centre for Autism Research (ACAR)

ACAR is made up of top-level scientists with an interest and expertise in autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions.

ACAR specializes in research innovation and integrated care that includes patients and families in the path to advancing discovery.

(Pictured: Julie Scorah, Associate Director, ACAR Clinic and Manoli Katalifos, Giant Steps Student)

More than thirty researchers are contributing their expertise and data to ACAR’s research program, which draws on the most advanced scientific techniques, equipment, and approaches. 

(Pictured: Scott Huberty, ACAR trainee and Mira Puri, Manager, Science Initiatives, Azrieli Foundation, on a tour of the facilities) 

ACAR Research

Specializing in research innovation and integrated care that includes patients and families in the path to advancing discovery

ACAR is made up of top-level scientists with an interest and expertise in autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions, as well as experts in related fields who bring their specialized knowledge and range of perspectives from genetics, to brain-imaging and psychiatry. 

More than thirty researchers are contributing their expertise and data to ACAR’s research program, which draws on the most advanced scientific techniques, equipment, and approaches. This includes: stem-cell technology, genome sequencing, brain-imaging technology, network neuroscience, statistical learning, single-cell electrophysiology, identification of disease-causing genes, gene-dosage imbalance models, proteomic array and mapping technology, virus-mediated neural circuity tracing, next-generation sequencing, single-cell electrophysiology, and two-photon imaging.

 

Researchers

Meet our full and associate research members

                  Our researchers

Research areas

More on the four key pillars that drive our research and care

                  Research areas

Publications

Get the latest autism research publications

              Latest publications

 

 

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The Neuro is a McGill research and teaching institute; delivering high quality patient care, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. We are proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.

 

 

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