Mr Dwaipayan Adhya

Dwaipayan Adhya

University position

PhD student
Supervised by Prof Simon Baron-Cohen

Departments

Department of Psychiatry

Institutes

Autism Research Centre

Email

da361@cam.ac.uk

Home page

http://www.autismresearchcentre.com/

Research Themes

Developmental Neuroscience

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Interests

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder. Studies have shown that it affects more males than females. Prenatal exposure to sex steroids, especially, testosterone have been shown to be related to development of autism. Epigenetic changes have also been shown to be involved. The focus of my research is to study transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of genes in autism.

I am currently involved in studying sex steroid physiology in the autistic brain in a post-mortem brain study, and in an induced pluripotent stem cell model of autism, collaborating with Dr Jason Carroll and his PhD student Kamila Józwik at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Cambridge, and with Prof Jack Price and Dr Deepak Srivastava at King's College, London. The focus of my research is to study transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of genes in autism, specifically, to search for mechanisms by which hormones (sex steroids) and related regulatory factors contribute to the autism phenotype.

Example of How Epigenetic Factors Regulate Gene Expression
Example of How Epigenetic Factors Regulate Gene Expression
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Research Focus

Keywords

Autism

Neurodevelopment

Epigenetics

Hormones

Clinical conditions

Autism

Equipment

Cell culture

Enzyme assays

Fluorescence microscopy

Immunohistochemistry

Intracellular recording

Microscopy

Collaborators

Cambridge

Jason Carroll

United Kingdom

Jack Price Web: http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/staff/p...

Deepak Srivastava Web: https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/...

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