About VVW Lab

Veenstra-VanderWeele Lab

Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele Lab, 2017 group photo
Our laboratory is dedicated to helping children with autism spectrum disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder and their families.

The Veenstra VanderWeele research lab, under the leadership of Dr. Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, is dedicated to helping children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and their families. We are approaching this goal using a variety of techniques, from animal models to research in adults with ASD. The majority of our efforts go toward developing and studying mouse models to understand the relationship between ASD or OCD risk factors and the resulting changes in brain and behavior.

We are also working to translate laboratory research findings into novel treatments for children and adults with ASD or related syndromal disorders such as Fragile X Syndrome.