Dr Varun Warrier

Varun Warrier

University position

Research Associate

Dr Varun Warrier is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.

Departments

Department of Psychiatry

Institutes

Autism Research Centre

Email

vw260@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Home page

http://www.autismresearchcentre.com

Research Themes

Developmental Neuroscience

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Interests

I work on the genetics of autism and related traits to understand:

1. Heterogeneity within the autism spectrum

2. Biology and genetics underlying autism

3. Biology and genetics of co-occuring conditions

4. Biology and genetics of autistic traits in the typical population

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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


Key publications

Greenberg DM, Warrier V, Allison C, Baron-Cohen S. (2018), “Testing the Empathizing-Systemizing theory of sex differences and the Extreme Male Brain theory of autism in half a million people.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A

Romero-Garcia R, Warrier V, Bullmore ET, Baron-Cohen S, Bethlehem RAI. (2018), “Synaptic and transcriptionally downregulated genes are associated with cortical thickness differences in autism.” Mol Psychiatry.

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. (2017), “Genome-wide meta-analysis of cognitive empathy: heritability, and correlates with sex, neuropsychiatric conditions and cognition ” Molecular Psychiatry

Warrier V, Toro R, Chakrabarti B, The iPSYCH-Broad Autism Group, Grove J, Borglum AD, The 23andMe Research Team, Hinds DA, Bourgeron T, Baron-Cohen S (2017), “Genome-wide analyses of self-reported empathy: correlations with autism, schizophrenia, and anorexia nervosa” Translational Psychiatry

Publications

2018

Warrier V, Baron-Cohen S. (2018), “Genetic contribution to 'theory of mind' in adolescence.” Sci Rep. 8(1):3465

2017

Warrier V, Baron-Cohen S (2017), “The Genetics of Autism” eLS 1-9

Warrier V, Bethlehem RAI, Baron-Cohen S (2017), “The 'Reading the Mind in the Eyes' Test” Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences 1-5

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