Intellectual Disability/Developmental Delay
Intellectual disability/developmental delay (ID/DD) research at Mount Sinai is a focus of the Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) and the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment, as well as of the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences.
The CHDI includes the Center for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, where researchers explore the interface between a child’s genetic makeup and his or her environment.
The Seaver Autism Center also carries out extensive genetic and functional studies in genes involved in autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities, as there is very strong evidence that the same genetic variants can contribute to both conditions.
The Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences has predoctoral and postdoctoral training programs in developmental disabilities. In addition, through its program in medical genetics and ongoing research in the department, opportunities are available for gene discovery and novel therapeutics in these disorders.
Through the Children’s Environmental Health Center, environmental causes of intellectual disability and developmental delay are studied, providing opportunities for partnerships with the Friedman Brain Institute on these topics.
Karen Dahlman, PhD (Psychiatry)
Robert Desnick, MD (Genetics and Genomic Sciences)
Cristina Farrell, MD (Behavioral Pediatrics)
Bruce Gelb, MD (Pediatrics)
David Grodberg, MD (Psychiatry)
Alexander Kolevzon, MD (Psychiatry)
Phil Landrigan, MD (Preventive Medicine)
Hirofumi Morishita, MD, PhD (Psychiatry)
Dalila Pinto, MSc, PhD (Psychiatry)
Anne Schaefer, MD, PhD (Neuroscience)