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Tracing genetic and environmental disruptions of human brain and mind development to their origins at the respective levels of cell, synapse, circuit, and behavior.
The IDDRC, along with collaborator St. Louis Children’s Hospital, is a member of a network of 14 Intellectual and Developmental Disability Research Centers (IDDRC’s) funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development through an act of Congress in 1963. These centers are located in some of the nation’s top universities and children’s hospitals and are committed to advancing knowledge, prevention, and treatment of intellectual and developmental disability.
The McDonnell Pediatric Research Building (MPRB) is our 11-story facility with 227,000 square feet of space and provides six floors of pediatric research laboratories for new programs and the expansion of existing ones. Common core facilities support more than 200 physician-scientists and trainees. The McDonnell Pediatric Research Building is a focal point for state-of-the-art investigations into the biology of childhood diseases and serves to stimulate the application of basic science and technology discoveries to the clinical care of children. Located on the first floor of the MPRB, the Farmstead Cafe is a rustic yet modern cafe serving locally sourced breakfast, coffee, soups, salads and sandwiches.