Facilitated By

San Antonio Medical Foundation

Establishing a miRNA biomarker signature for brain structural variation in a non-human primate model

Texas Biomedical Research Institute


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Principal Investigator(s)
Carless, Melanie
Funded by
National Institutes of Health
Research Start Date

The proposed research is relevant to public health because it will identify peripheral miRNA biomarkers of neuroanatomical variation for brain regions important in neuropsychiatric disease using a baboon model. This is relevant to NIHs mission because the development of preclinical models, which resemble human physiology, behavior and biology will likely lead to improved clinical success in human trials of pharmacological agents.

Basic Research
Disease Modeling