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AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
In addition to basic research, the Araya lab at the Ste Justine Children's Hospital Research Centre is actively studying a model of Fragile X syndrome, a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental delays, learning disabilities and cognitive impairments and is the most common known cause of Autism.
In 2021 the Araya lab added a Shank3 mutation model of autism spectrum disorders
to its research projects.
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"The research team's work not only provides insight into the mechanism at the cellular level, but also opens the door to new targets for therapeutic strategies"
Dr Diana Mitchell
at the ARAYAlab
News June 2021
Awarded a Fellowship at the Quebec Autism Research Training (QART) Program
"QART seeks to build a collaborative learning community with fellows at the center. Successful trainees will contribute to building an inclusive learning environment that promotes dialogue, critical thinking, and exchange with cross-sector stakeholders including other researchers, professionals, decision-makers, and the autism community"
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