Led by Charles Schwartz, PhD, The Center for Molecular Studies at the JC Self Research Institute is focused on gaining a greater understanding of intellectual disabilities, autism and birth defects, discovering new mechanisms which contribute to genetic disease, and developing new strategies for prevention. The work of this Center is enhanced by its collaboration with the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, which is responsible for providing care for individuals in South Carolina with intellectual disabilities.
Current research in the Center for Molecular Studies focuses on
- X-linked intellectual disabilities
- Split hand and split foot malformation
- Neural tube defects
- Autosomal loci for intellectual disabilities