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.

“Fragile X is poised to become a triumph for translational research and the design of rational therapeutics for brain disease.” -  Dr. Justin Fallon, FRAXA Scientific Advisor

All Our Teams...

Please click on the tab "by Principal Investigator" for an alphabetical listing or on "by Year" for a listing by the year most recently funded.  Each team has a page ... follow the link to learn more.

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

by Year

2016
Patricia Cogram, PhD - FLENI Foundation, Chile
Eric Klann, PhD - New York University
Frank Kooy, PhD - University of Antwerp
Jeannie Lee, MD, PhD - Massachusetts General Hospital
David Nelson, PhD - Baylor College of Medicine
Emily Osterweil, PhD - University of Edinburgh
Khaleel Razak, PhD - University of California-Riverside
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
Mark Bear, PhD - MIT
Sylvain Briault, MD, PhD - CNRS Orleans
Anis Contractor, PhD - Northwestern University
Francois Corbin, MD, PhD - Universite de Sherbrooke
Regina Dahlhaus, PhD - University of Erlangen Nurnberg
Laurie Doering, PhD - McMaster University
Leonard Kaczmarek, PhD - Yale University
Lynne Maquat, PhD - University of Rochester
Mollie Meffert, MD, PhD - Johns Hopkins University
Herve Moine, PhD - IGBMC, France
Jacques Pichon, PhD - CNRS, Orleans, France
Nahum Sonenberg, PhD - McGill University


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
Daniel Johnston, PhD - University TX Austin
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
Sumantra Chattarji, PhD - NCBS, India
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
Samie Jaffrey, PhD - Cornell University
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
Barbara Bardoni, PhD - CNRS, France
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