Dr Varun Warrier

Doctoral Scientist

Varun is a postdoctoral researcher working on the genetics of autism and related traits. His work is funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc. and the Autism Research Trust. His PhD was funded by scholarships from St John's College, Cambridge, and the Cambridge Trust. Prior to his PhD he completed an MPhil at the ARC, Cambridge, funded by St John's College Bursary, and the Nehru Trust.

He has primarily worked on genome-wide association studies of empathy, systemizing, and cognitive empathy. 

He works closely with Dr Matt Hurles, Professor Thomas Bourgeron, Illumina Inc, and 23andMe Inc

His publications can be found here: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=_f3ym2cAAAAJ&hl=en"

Publications include:

Warrier V, Chee V, Smith PL, Chakrabarti B, Baron-Cohen S (2015) A comprehensive meta-analysis of common genetic variants in Autism Spectrum Conditions. Mol Autism. 6:49

Warrier V, Chakrabarti B, Laura Murphy, Chan A, Craig I, Mallya U, Lakatosova S, Rehnstrom K, Peltonen-Palotie L, Wheelwright S, Allison C, Fisher S and Baron-Cohen S (2015) Pooled genome-wide association study identifies nominally significant loci for Asperger Syndrome. PLoS One. 10(7):e0131202

Di Napoli A, Warrier V,Murphy L, Baron-Cohen S, Chakrabarti B (2015) Genetic variation         rs17225178 in the ARNT2 gene is associated with Asperger Syndrome. Mol Autism. 6:9

Warrier V, Di Napoli A, Baron-Cohen S, Chakrabarti B (2014) Genetic variation in the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene is associated with Asperger Syndrome. Mol Autism. 5(1):48

Baron-Cohen S, Murphy L, Chakrabarti B, Craig I, Mallya U, Lakatosova S, Rehnstrom K, Peltonen-Palotie L, Wheelwright S, Allison C, Fisher S and Warrier V (2014) A genome wide association study of mathematical ability reveals an association at chromosome 3q29. PLOS One. 9(5):e96374

Durdiakova J, Warrier V, Baron-Cohen S, Chakrabarti B (2014) SLC25A12 is associated with Asperger Syndrome. Mol Autism. 5(1):25. 

Durdiakova J, Warrier V, Baron-Cohen S, Chakrabarti B (2014) STX1A and Asperger Syndrome: a replication study. Mol Autism. 5(1):14

Warrier V, Baron-Cohen S, Chakrabarti B (2013) Genetic variation in GABRB3 is associated with Asperger Syndrome and multiple endophenotypes relevant to autism. Mol Autism. 4(1):4

Warrier V, Viera M, Mole SE (2013) Genetic basis and phenotypic correlations of the neuronal ceroid lipofusinoses. Biochim Biophys Acta. (11):1827-30.

Guerreiro R, Bras JT, Vieira M, Warrier V, Agrawal S, Stewart H, Anderson G, Mole SE (2013) CLN6 disease caused by the same mutation originating in Pakistan has varying pathology Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 17(6):657-60.

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