District of Columbia Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
The District of Columbia Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (DC-IDDRC) conducts multidisciplinary, basic, translational, clinical and community research in intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). Our mission is to expand the understanding of the causes underlying IDDs, develop innovative therapies, and prevent or attenuate the full effects of these disorders, so that each child can achieve her/his full physical and intellectual potential.
Children’s National Hospital (lead institution) has played a crucial role in bringing together four major academic institutions in D.C. – Children’s National, the George Washington University, Georgetown University and Howard University – to create, grow and sustain a vigorous center and a supportive environment for IDD investigators.
Neural development and neurodevelopmental disorders
Fetal and neonatal brain injury
- De Asis-Cruz J, Krishnamurthy D, Zhao L, Kapse K, Vezina G, Andescavage N, Quistorff J, Lopez C, Limperopoulos C. JAMA Network Open 7;3(12):e2022349 DOI:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.22349 December (2020)
Age and sex influences gamma-aminobutyric acid concentrations in the developing brain of very premature infantsBasu SK, Pradhan S, Jacobs MB, Said M, Kapse K, Murnick J, Whitehead M, Chang T, du Plessis A, Limperopoulos C. Scientific Reports 10(1):10549 DOI:10.1038/s41598-020-67188-y June (2020)
- De Asis-Cruz J, Kapse K, Basu SK, Said M, Scheinost D, Murnick J, Chang T, du Plessis A, Limperopoulos C. Neuroimage 219:117043 DOI:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117043 June (2020)
- Pradhan S, Kapse K, Jacobs M, Niforatos Andescavage N, Quistorff JL, Lopez C, Bannatine KL, Reinholdt Andersen N, Vezina G, Limperopoulos C. Neuroimage 219:117016 DOI:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117016 June (2020)
Improved brain growth and microstructural development in breast milk-fed very low birth weight premature infantsOttolini KM, Andescavage N, Kapse K, Jacobs M, Limperopoulos C. Acta Paediatrica DOI: 10.1111/apa.15168 January (2020)