Associate Professor Murphy’s study will explore two inflammatory genes in pregnancy that can predict infants at risk of developing neurodivergent traits including autism and ADHD.

The prevalence of autism is increasing and yet the screening methods are limited so this work aims to improve early detection so that support and therapies can be accessed sooner by parents for their children.

Researchers 

Associate Professor Vanessa Murphy

Project type 
Project Grant
Year of funding 
2022