Friday, October 9, 2020

Grissom Awarded Grant for Research on the Links Between Genetics, Sex and Mental Health Risks

Nicola Grissom
, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota, was recently awarded a grant of over 2 million dollars from the National Institute of Mental Health for her study entitled, “Sex-biased impacts of 16p11.2 variants on reward-guided choice.” Grissom will study how sex interacts with genetic variants as they contribute to neuropsychiatric risk, examining genetic factors associated with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. The grant runs from this July to April 2025.

Composed by Flora Pollack, communications assistant.