UC Davis Professor gets Award to Develop Preventive Treatment for Autism

University of California Davis professor Judy Van de Water has received a Hartwell Foundation award to support research that could affect almost one in every four cases of autism among children in the country.
An autism researcher affiliated with the UC Davis MIND Institute, she is one of 11 scientists nationwide to receive an individual biomedical research award for innovative, early-stage research with the potential to benefit children.
In 2013, Van de Water discovered how unique antibodies in the bloodstream of some pregnant mothers target proteins critical to fetal brain development. Read more.