Research
Researchers at UCSF are investigating neurodevelopment disorders from many angles. Some are studying the genes and brain differences that may lead to these disease. Others are finding innovative ways to diagnose and treat them.

SNAP Lab Studies

Research studies help us to improve the understanding and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders. Your participation helps us reach these goals. If one of our studies looks interesting to you, please talk with your doctor or contact the study team to see if it is appropriate for you.

Other UCSF Lab Studies 

UCSF has many outstanding neurodevelopment labs with ongoing research from stem cells to treatment. Stay tuned as this page grows.  

Basic Science and Genetic Research Studies

Basic science is the study of fundamental aspects of a mechanism or process in order to understand it. This understanding fuels discoveries in translational and clinical research that can directly help patients.

Published Research 

Read the published results from the observational studies and treatment trials completed at the UCSF Pediatric Brain Center’s Sensory Neurodevelopment and Autism Program.

Frequently Asked Reseach Questions

Joining a research trial or study can be a wonderful way for contributing to our knowledge about disorders and their treatment. If you are interested, someone from the clinical trial staff will explain the details of the study, risks and benefits, and your rights as a participant, including your right to withdraw from the study at any point. Once all your questions have been answered, they will ask you to sign an informed consent form to be contacted for research and/or participate in a specific study.