Purdue receives a grant from the Mental Health Organization

West Lafayette, Indiana – Bordeaux Research investigating the cause and treatment of Tourette Syndrome will be additionally funded by a $2.6 million grant from National Institute of Mental Health.

Peristera Paschou, Professor of Biological Sciences and Associate Dean for Higher Education and Strategic Initiatives for the College of Science, is the principal investigator for further study of the syndrome.

Basho leads several research collaborations around the world on Turrett. Her work is supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Her previous work includes being a co-author on a groundbreaking 2017 study that was the first in the world to identify the risk genes for Tourette’s syndrome. In 2021, she led a study that discovered more about the common genetic basis of Tourette’s-related neurodevelopmental disorders.