As the pace of Fragile X research accelerates, FRAXA research teams are leading the way.

The research we fund spans the spectrum of basic science, pre-clinical, and clinical research — all coordinated to make the most of each dollar. We develop many treatment strategies in parallel, since success is never certain when developing a drug. We continue to fund research to define the precise defect in the Fragile X brain, because these studies may yield additional important treatment targets.

New grants are being awarded now

by Year of most recent Funding

2017
Barbara Bardoni, PhD – CNRS, France
Mark Bear, PhD – MIT
Patricia Cogram, PhD – FLENI Foundation, Chile
Jeannie Lee, MD, PhD – Massachusetts General Hospital
Leonard Kaczmarek, PhD – Yale University
Frank Kooy, PhD – University of Antwerp
Khaleel Razak, PhD – University of California-Riverside
Nahum Sonenberg, PhD – McGill University

2016
Sumantra Chattarji, PhD/Aditi Bhattacharya, PhD – NCBS, India
Anis Contractor, PhD – Northwestern University
Laurie Doering, PhD – McMaster University
Samie Jaffrey, PhD – Cornell University
Daniel Johnston, PhD – University TX Austin
Eric Klann, PhD – New York University
Lynne Maquat, PhD – University of Rochester
Mollie Meffert, MD, PhD – Johns Hopkins University
Herve Moine, PhD – IGBMC, France
David Nelson, PhD – Baylor College of Medicine
Emily Osterweil, PhD – University of Edinburgh
Jacques Pichon, PhD – CNRS, Orleans, France
Carolyn Smith, PhD – NIMH
Peter Todd, MD, PhD – University of Michigan
Peter Vanderklish, PhD – Scripps Research Institute
Cara Westmark, PhD – University of Wisconsin-Madison


2015

Sylvain Briault, MD, PhD – CNRS Orleans
Francois Corbin, MD, PhD – Universite de Sherbrooke
Regina Dahlhaus, PhD – University of Erlangen Nurnberg


2014
Mara Dierssen, MD, PhD – CGR, Barcelona, Spain
Yue Feng, PhD – Emory University
Molly Huntsman, PhD – University of Colorado
Elizabeth Jonas, PhD – Yale University
Tom Jongens, PhD – University of Pennsylvania
Margaret King, PhD – Bucknell University
Andres Ozaita, PhD – University Pompeu Fabra
Terrence Sejnowski, PhD – Salk Institute
Marius Wernig, PhD – Stanford University
Robert Wong, PhD – State University of New York


2013
Juan Bacigalupo, PhD – University of Chile
Anita Bhattacharyya, PhD, and Xinyu Zhao, PhD – University of Wisconsin
Kendal Broadie, PhD – Vanderbilt University
Lucia Ciranna, PhD – Università di Catania
Matthew Disney, PhD – Scripps
Kimberly Huber, PhD – University of Texas Southwestern
Olivier Manzoni, PhD – INSERM, Marseille, France
Tori Schaefer, PhD – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Rob Willemsen, PhD – Erasmus University, Rotterdam
Yongjie Yang, PhD – Tufts University


2012
Bradley Alger, PhD – University of Maryland
Gary Bassell, PhD – Emory University
Christopher Cowan, PhD – University of Texas at Southwestern
Laetitia Davidovic, PhD – CNRS, Valbonne, France
Richard Jope, PhD – University of Alabama, Birmingham
Vitaly Klyachko, PhD – Washington University in Saint Louis
Karen O’Malley, PhD – Washington University
Scott Soderling, PhD – Duke University
Michael Wilhelm, PhD – University of Wisconsin-Madison
Julius Zhu, PhD – University of Virginia


2011
Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, MD, PhD – Rush University
Justin Cowan, PhD – University of Chile
Stephan Kindler, PhD – Hamburg, Germany
Joel Richter, PhD – U Mass.
Efthimios Skoulakis, PhD – Athens, Greece
Maria Tejada-Simon, PhD – University of Houston
Hongbing Wang, PhD – Michigan State University
Suzanne Zukin, PhD – Albert Einstein


2010
Joshua Corbin, MD, PhD – George Washington U.
Andreas Frick, PhD – Bordeaux, France
Stephen Haggarty, PhD – Harvard University
David Hessl, PhD – University of California at Davis
Peng Jin, PhD – Emory University
Paul Lombroso, PhD – Yale University
Giovanni Neri, PhD – Catholic University
Nicole Tartaglia, PhD – University of Colorado
Henri Tiedge, PhD – SUNY
Stephen Warren, PhD – Emory University


2009
Thomas Dockendorff, PhD – University Tennessee
Iryna Ethell, PhD – University CA Riverside
William Greenough, PhD – University Illinois
Jim Malter, PhD – University Wisconsin
Sean McBride, MD, PhD – Albert Einstein
Ben Oostra, PhD – Erasmus University
Carlos Portera-Cailliau, PhD – UCLA
Miklos Toth, PhD – Cornell University


2008
Ravi Allada, PhD – Northwestern University
Robert Denman, PhD – NYS IBR
Wen-Biao Gan, PhD – New York University
Peter Kind, PhD – University Edinburgh
Julie Lauterborn, PhD – University of California at Irvine
Huibert Mansvelder, PhD – University Amsterdam
Mary McKenna, PhD – University Maryland
Robert Richards, PhD – University Adelaide


2007
Abdeslem El Idrissi, PhD – City University NY
Anna Francesconi, PhD – Albert Einstein
Jay Gibson, PhD – University TX Southwestern
Mihaela Mihailescu, PhD – Duquesne University


2006
Robert Bauchwitz, MD, PhD – Columbia University
Stephanie Ceman, PhD – University Illinois
Catherine Choi, PhD – Drexel University
Charles Cox, PhD – University Illinois
Justin Fallon, PhD – Brown University
Fen-Biao Gao, PhD – UCSF
Angela Giangrande, PhD – Universite Louis Pasteur
Yong-Hui Jiang, PhD – Baylor College of Medicine
Walter Kaufmann, MD, PhD – Johns Hopkins University
Jean Lauder, PhD – University of North Carolina
Joseph LeDoux, PhD – New York University
David Morris, PhD – University Washington
Richard Paylor, PhD – Baylor College of Medicine
Oswald Steward, PhD – UC Irvine
Susumu Tonegawa, PhD – MIT


2005
Vladimir Gelfand, PhD – Northwestern University
Karel Svoboda, PhD – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Thomas Tuschl, PhD – Rockefeller University


2004
Bassem Hassan, PhD – Flanders University
Edouard Khandjian, PhD – Laval University
Clive Svendsen, PhD – University of Wisconsin


2003
David Bloom, PhD – University of Miami
Linda Crnic, PhD – University of Colorado
Carl Dobkin, PhD – NY State Inst. for Basic Research
Assam El-Osta, PhD – Peter MacCallum Cancer Inst.
John Larson, PhD – University of Chicago
Haruhiko Siomi, PhD – Tokushia University
IvanJeanne Weiler, PhD – University of Illinois
Jerry Yin, PhD – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


2002
Jay Brenman, PhD – University of North Carolina
Richard Carthew, PhD – Northwestern University
Holly Cline, PhD – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Kevin Moses, PhD – Emory University
Mario Rattazzi, MD – NY State Inst. For Basic Research
Lynne Regan, PhD – Yale University


2001
Claudia Bagni, PhD – University of Rome
Elizabeth Dykens, PhD – UCLA
Andre Hoogeveen, PhD – Erasmus University
Eric Kandel, MD – Columbia University
Roberto Malinow, PhD – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Jean-Louis Mandel, PhD – IGBMC, France
Alan Tartakoff, PhD – Case Western Reserve University


2000
Don Bailey, PhD – University of North Carolina
Katharina Braun , PhD – Leibnitz Institute for Learning, Germany
Robert Darnell, MD, PhD – Rockefeller University
Paul Hagerman, MD, PhD – University of California at Davis
Randi Hagerman, MD, PhD – University of California at Davis
Mina Johnson-Glenberg, PhD – University of Wisconsin
Daniel Reines, PhD – Emory University
Menahem Segal, PhD – Weizmann Institute
Charles Laird, PhD – University of Washington

by Principal Investigator

Bradley Alger, PhD – University of Maryland
Ravi Allada, PhD – Northwestern University
Juan Bacigalupo, PhD – University of Chile
Claudia Bagni, PhD – University of Rome
Don Bailey, PhD – University of North Carolina
Barbara Bardoni, PhD – CNRS, France
Gary Bassell, PhD – Emory University
Robert Bauchwitz, MD, PhD – Columbia University
Mark Bear, PhD – MIT
Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, MD, PhD – Rush University
Anita Bhattacharyya, PhD, and Xinyu Zhao, PhD – University of Wisconsin
David Bloom, PhD – University of Miami
Katharina Braun , PhD – Leibnitz Institute for Learning, Germany
Jay Brenman, PhD – University of North Carolina
Sylvain Briault, MD, PhD – CNRS Orleans
Kendal Broadie, PhD – Vanderbilt University
Richard Carthew, PhD – Northwestern University
Stephanie Ceman, PhD – University Illinois
Sumantra Chattarji, PhD – NCBS, India
Catherine Choi, PhD – Drexel University
Lucia Ciranna, PhD – Università di Catania
Holly Cline, PhD – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Patricia Cogram, PhD – FLENI Foundation, Chile
Anis Contractor, PhD – Northwestern University
Francois Corbin, MD, PhD – Universite de Sherbrooke
Joshua Corbin, MD, PhD – George Washington U.
Christopher Cowan, PhD – University of Texas at Southwestern
Justin Cowan, PhD – University of Chile
Charles Cox, PhD – University Illinois
Linda Crnic, PhD – University of Colorado
Regina Dahlhaus, PhD – University of Erlangen Nurnberg
Robert Darnell, MD, PhD – Rockefeller University
Laetitia Davidovic, PhD – CNRS, Valbonne, France
Robert Denman, PhD – NYS IBR
Mara Dierssen, MD, PhD – CGR, Barcelona, Spain
Matthew Disney, PhD – Scripps
Carl Dobkin, PhD – NY State Inst. for Basic Research
Thomas Dockendorff, PhD – University Tennessee
Laurie Doering, PhD – McMaster University
Elizabeth Dykens, PhD – UCLA
Abdeslem El Idrissi, PhD – City University NY
Assam El-Osta, PhD – Peter MacCallum Cancer Inst.
Iryna Ethell, PhD – University CA Riverside
Justin Fallon, PhD – Brown University
Yue Feng, PhD – Emory University
Anna Francesconi, PhD – Albert Einstein
Andreas Frick, PhD – Bordeaux, France
Wen-Biao Gan, PhD – New York University
Fen-Biao Gao, PhD – UCSF
Vladimir Gelfand, PhD – Northwestern University
Angela Giangrande, PhD – Universite Louis Pasteur
Jay Gibson, PhD – University TX Southwestern
William Greenough, PhD – University Illinois
Paul Hagerman, MD, PhD – University of California at Davis
Randi Hagerman, MD, PhD – University of California at Davis
Stephen Haggarty, PhD – Harvard University
Bassem Hassan, PhD – Flanders University
David Hessl, PhD – University of California at Davis
Andre Hoogeveen, PhD – Erasmus University
Kimberly Huber, PhD – University of Texas Southwestern
Molly Huntsman, PhD – University of Colorado
Samie Jaffrey, PhD – Cornell University
Yong-Hui Jiang, PhD – Baylor College of Medicine
Peng Jin, PhD – Emory University
Mina Johnson-Glenberg, PhD – University of Wisconsin
Daniel Johnston, PhD – University TX Austin
Elizabeth Jonas, PhD – Yale University
Tom Jongens, PhD – University of Pennsylvania
Richard Jope, PhD – University of Alabama, Birmingham
Leonard Kaczmarek, PhD – Yale University
Eric Kandel, MD – Columbia University
Walter Kaufmann, MD, PhD – Johns Hopkins University
Edouard Khandjian, PhD – Laval University
Peter Kind, PhD – University Edinburgh
Stephan Kindler, PhD – Hamburg, Germany
Margaret King, PhD – Bucknell University
Eric Klann, PhD – New York University
Vitaly Klyachko, PhD – Washington University in Saint Louis
Frank Kooy, PhD – University of Antwerp
Charles Laird, PhD – University of Washington
John Larson, PhD – University of Chicago
Jean Lauder, PhD – University of North Carolina
Julie Lauterborn, PhD – University of California at Irvine
Joseph LeDoux, PhD – New York University
Jeannie Lee, MD, PhD – Massachusetts General Hospital
Paul Lombroso, PhD – Yale University
Roberto Malinow, PhD – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Jim Malter, PhD – University Wisconsin
Jean-Louis Mandel, PhD – IGBMC, France
Huibert Mansvelder, PhD – University Amsterdam
Olivier Manzoni, PhD – INSERM, Marseille, France
Lynne Maquat, PhD – University of Rochester
Sean McBride, MD, PhD – Albert Einstein
Mary McKenna, PhD – University Maryland
Mollie Meffert, MD, PhD – Johns Hopkins University
Mihaela Mihailescu, PhD – Duquesne University
Herve Moine, PhD – IGBMC, France
David Morris, PhD – University Washington
Kevin Moses, PhD – Emory University
David Nelson, PhD – Baylor College of Medicine
Giovanni Neri, PhD – Catholic University
Karen O’Malley, PhD – Washington University
Ben Oostra, PhD – Erasmus University
Emily Osterweil, PhD – University of Edinburgh
Andres Ozaita, PhD – University Pompeu Fabra
Richard Paylor, PhD – Baylor College of Medicine
Jacques Pichon, PhD – CNRS, Orleans, France
Carlos Portera-Cailliau, PhD – UCLA
Mario Rattazzi, MD – NY State Inst. For Basic Research
Khaleel Razak, PhD – University of California-Riverside
Lynne Regan, PhD – Yale University
Daniel Reines, PhD – Emory University
Robert Richards, PhD – University Adelaide
Joel Richter, PhD – U Mass.
Tori Schaefer, PhD – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Menahem Segal, PhD – Weizmann Institute
Terrence Sejnowski, PhD – Salk Institute
Haruhiko Siomi, PhD – Tokushia University
Efthimios Skoulakis, PhD – Athens, Greece
Carolyn Smith, PhD – NIMH
Scott Soderling, PhD – Duke University
Nahum Sonenberg, PhD – McGill University
Oswald Steward, PhD – UC Irvine
Clive Svendsen, PhD – University of Wisconsin
Karel Svoboda, PhD – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Nicole Tartaglia, PhD – University of Colorado
Alan Tartakoff, PhD – Case Western Reserve University
Maria Tejada-Simon, PhD – University of Houston
Henri Tiedge, PhD – SUNY
Peter Todd, MD, PhD – University of Michigan
Susumu Tonegawa, PhD – MIT
Miklos Toth, PhD – Cornell University
Thomas Tuschl, PhD – Rockefeller University
Peter Vanderklish, PhD – Scripps Research Institute
Hongbing Wang, PhD – Michigan State University
Stephen Warren, PhD – Emory University
IvanJeanne Weiler, PhD – University of Illinois
Marius Wernig, PhD – Stanford University
Cara Westmark, PhD – University of Wisconsin-Madison
Michael Wilhelm, PhD – University of Wisconsin-Madison
Rob Willemsen, PhD – Erasmus University, Rotterdam
Robert Wong, PhD – State University of New York
Yongjie Yang, PhD – Tufts University
Jerry Yin, PhD – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Julius Zhu, PhD – University of Virginia
Suzanne Zukin, PhD – Albert Einstein