Mr Varun Warrier

Varun Warrier

University position

MPhil student
Supervised by Simon Baron-Cohen

Departments

Department of Psychiatry

Institutes

Autism Research Centre

Home page

http://www.autismresearchcentre.com

Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Developmental Neuroscience

Interests

I work on the genetics of Autism Spectrum Conditions and related traits. My research is broadly divided into three areas:

1) Understanding the role of common genetic variants in Autism Spectrum Conditions and related traits such as empathy and systemizing.

2) Understanding the role of rare variants in Autism Spectrum Conditions with a special emphasis on intrafamilial variation in clinical diagnosis.

3) Understanding the role of common and rare variants in mathematical ability and the genetic link between high mathematical ability and Autism Spectrum Conditions.

Research Focus

Keywords

Autism

GWAS

Sequencing studies

Clinical conditions

Autism

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Genetic Association

Genetic Sequencing

Neuropsychological testing

Collaborators

No collaborators listed

Associated News Items


Publications

in press

Warrier V, Bethlehem RAI, Baron-Cohen S (in press), “The 'Reading the Mind in the Eyes' Test” Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

Warrier V, Grasby K, Uzefovsky F, Toro R, Smith P, Chakrabarti B, Khadake J, Mawbey-Adamson E, Litterman N, Hottenga J, Lubke G, Boomsma DI, Martin NG, Hatemi PK, Medland SE, Hinds DA, Bourgeron T, and Baron-Cohen S. (in press), “Genome-wide meta-analysis of cognitive empathy: heritability, and correlates with sex, neuropsychiatric conditions and cognition ” Molecular Psychiatry

2016

Warrier V, Baron-Cohen S (2016), “Genetics of Mathematical Aptitude ” eLS 1–6.

2015

Di Napoli A, Warrier V, Baron-Cohen S, Chakrabarti B (2015), “Genetic variant rs17225178 in the ARNT2 gene is associated with Asperger Syndrome.” Mol Autism 6:9 Details

Warrier V, Chakrabarti B, Murphy L, Chan A, Craig I, Mallya U, Lakatošová S, Rehnstrom K, Peltonen L, Wheelwright S, Allison C, Fisher SE, Baron-Cohen S (2015), “A Pooled Genome-Wide Association Study of Asperger Syndrome.” PLoS One 10(7):e0131202 Details

Warrier V, Chee V, Smith P, Chakrabarti B, Baron-Cohen S (2015), “A comprehensive meta-analysis of common genetic variants in autism spectrum conditions” Mol Autism 6:49

2014

Baron-Cohen S, Murphy L, Chakrabarti B, Craig I, Mallya U, Lakatošová S, Rehnstrom K, Peltonen L, Wheelwright S, Allison C, Fisher SE, Warrier V (2014), “A genome wide association study of mathematical ability reveals an association at chromosome 3q29, a locus associated with autism and learning difficulties: a preliminary study.” PLoS One 9(5):e96374 Details

Di Napoli A, Warrier V, Baron-Cohen S, Chakrabarti B (2014), “Genetic variation in the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene is associated with Asperger Syndrome.” Mol Autism 5(1):48 Details

Durdiaková J, Warrier V, Banerjee-Basu S, Baron-Cohen S, Chakrabarti B (2014), “STX1A and Asperger syndrome: a replication study.” Mol Autism 5(1):14 Details

Durdiaková J, Warrier V, Baron-Cohen S, Chakrabarti B (2014), “Single nucleotide polymorphism rs6716901 in SLC25A12 gene is associated with Asperger syndrome.” Mol Autism 5(1):25 Details

2013

Guerreiro R, Bras JT, Vieira M, Warrier V, Agrawal S, Stewart H, Anderson G, Mole SE (2013), “CLN6 disease caused by the same mutation originating in Pakistan has varying pathology.” Eur J Paediatr Neurol 17(6):657-60 Details

Warrier V, Baron-Cohen S, Chakrabarti B (2013), “Genetic variation in GABRB3 is associated with Asperger syndrome and multiple endophenotypes relevant to autism.” Mol Autism 4(1):48 Details

Warrier V, Vieira M, Mole SE (2013), “Genetic basis and phenotypic correlations of the neuronal ceroid lipofusinoses.” Biochim Biophys Acta 1832(11):1827-30 Details