Supporting Research Changes Lives

At the forefront of Tourette Syndrome research is the Tourette Association of America. In partnership with our Scientific Advisory Board, we have identified four state-of-the-art research projects this year that will lead the way in scientific discovery to better understand TS, but we need your help. This year we need over $500,000 to fund research that will propel advancements and pave the way for a better quality of life. We invite you to join us in supporting our Young Investigators and their important work to advance research and treatment options in Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders.

When you invest in research, there is a clear and direct impact on the lives of individuals with TS. Please consider making a gift today that will bring hope, help, and acceptance to the hundreds of thousands of individuals who live with Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders across the nation.

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Funding That Makes a Difference.

The Young Investigator Award supports early career scientists in the field of Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders. Make a gift to support research efforts leading to a better future for the community.

STUDYING BRAIN MECHANISMS UNDERLYING TOURETTE SYNDROME
Marc Fuccillo, MD PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Learning from a gene associated with Tourette Syndrome (Neurexin 1a) to understand brain circuit differences that drive Tourette symptoms.

STUDYING THE INFLUENCE OF HORMONES ON THE BRAIN
Kristen Delevich, PhD, UC Berkeley
Studying the influence of puberty on brain circuits involved in behavioral control to understand why Tourette symptoms typically change during adolescence.

STUDYING BRAIN IMAGING TO UNDERSTAND MOTOR ACTIVITY
Iain Perkes, MD, Prince of Wales Hospital
Using brain imaging to understand how sensory cues lead to motor activity in people with Tourette Syndrome.

STUDYING LEARNING PROCESSES TO OPTIMIZE TREATMENT OUTCOMES
Joey Ka-Yee Essoe, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Studying the relationship between therapeutic learning processes and behavior treatment outcomes in youth with Tourette Syndrome with the goal of updating and optimizing interventions like Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT).