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Abha Gupta, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics/ DBP); Associate Professor, Neuroscience; Associate Professor, Child Study Center

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Abha Gupta, MD, PhD

Research Summary

Abha Gupta is interested in the genetic basis and neurobiology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Extensive Research Description

Abha Gupta is investigating the genetic basis and neurobiology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She is especially interested in regression in autism and is collaborating with research groups at the Child Study Center on an imaging genomics project on late-onset, severe regressive autism, also known as Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD). Her laboratory is also pursuing stem cells modeling of autism-associated genetic mutations through the use of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and genome editing.


Research Interests

Autistic Disorder; Brain Diseases; Child Development Disorders, Pervasive; Neurobiology; Rare Diseases; Genetic Research; Pluripotent Stem Cells

Selected Publications

Clinical Trials

ConditionsStudy Title
Child Development & AutismA 12-Week Placebo-Controlled Study to Investigate the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of RO7017773 in Participants Aged 15-45 Years With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Children's Health; Men's Health; Mental Health & Behavioral Research; Women's HealthACE Multisite Study of Adolescent & Adult Transitions
Child Development & AutismSPARK: Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge, a national cohort of individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder
Child Development & Autism; Diseases of the Nervous System; Genetics - Adult; Genetics - Pediatric; Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchGenetic and molecular studies of developmental neuropsychiatric disorders
Diseases of the Cardiovascular SystemGenomic Basis of Neurodevelopmental and Brain Outcomes in Congenital Heart Disease (CHD Brain and Genes)
Diseases of the Cardiovascular System; Genetics - Adult; Genetics - PediatricCongenital Heart Disease GEnetic NEtwork Study (CHD GENES)