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Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC)


Expanding infrastructure: 7T MRI installation >

7.0 Tesla MRI Core being installed in the F. M. Kirby Center for Neuroimaging in the new Clinical Research Building at Kennedy Krieger Institute

Developing options for analysis of MRI data >

Visualizing MRI data using various criteria for studies of brain anatomy, vascular territories, and connectivity

Studying mouse models of developmental disorders >

Mouse models of developmental disorders are providing insights into underlying mechanisms of atypical brain structure and functioning

Cutting edge microscopy includes antibody staining >

Immunocytochemical staining of serotoninergic axons: Barrel field cortex and hippocampus of GAP-43 knockout mice (C & D) compared to controls (A & B)

Overview of the Center

The Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) at Kennedy Krieger Institute and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine supports research to help children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disorders and injuries achieve their potential and participate as fully as possible in family, school, work, and community life. The Center has been central to a scientific enterprise involving hundreds of investigators working to understand and address the problems of developmental disabilities. Since 1987, the IDDRC has been the nucleus of a larger program of research supported through the Hugo Moser Research Institute established within Kennedy Krieger Institute, in collaboration with affiliated programs throughout The Johns Hopkins University’s academic community. The strengths of this community provide enormous opportunities for translational research relevant to developmental disorders, with internationally recognized expertise and infrastructure well-suited to the task of moving knowledge along the continuum from “bench-to-community.”  

IDDRC User Feedback Survey

As a user of IDDRC services, your feedback will be used in setting Center priorities and is critical to our continued funding. Please complete the survey by clicking the button below:

User Feedback Survey

IDDRC Services Request Application

To request IDDRC services for your research project, please click on the button below. You will need to complete an application for each of your research projects. The information you provide will allow initial review of your request, so please provide a full abstract of your project, its relevance to intellectual and/or other developmental disability and the type of support you hope to receive from the IDDRC:

Services Request Application


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