-UC Davis - Local foundation awards $ 1.25 million to MIND Institute to study rare genetic condition
The RDM Positive Impact Foundation is funding an ambitious $ 1.25 million research project at the UC Davis MIND Institute to study SYNGAP1.
The rare genetic condition causes seizures (epilepsy), intellectual disability and developmental delays. It is also highly associated with autism; about half of all SYNGAP1 patients have an autism diagnosis.
Ron Mittelstaedt and his wife, Darin, who live in El Dorado Hills, run the foundation. He's the executive chairman of Waste Connectio...