Roles of Postnatal Transient Connectivity in the Development of Fragile X Syndrome

A $100,000 FRAXA research grant awarded to Gabrielle Pouchelon, PhD, and Dimitri Dumontier, PhD, at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory fuels groundbreaking research on Fragile X syndrome. Their work focuses on understanding sensory sensitivities and developing a noninvasive screening method, a potential game-changer for families affected by Fragile X syndrome.

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Studies of glutamate receptor trafficking

Robert Malinow, PhD, at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, FRAXA research grant

FRAXA awarded $35,000 in 2001 to Robert Malinow, PhD, Principal Investigator and Julius Zhu, PhD, FRAXA Postdoctoral Fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. While he was a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Malinow’s lab, Dr. Julius Zhu carried out experiments designed to define the set of proteins which are affected in Fragile X syndrome and understand how they function together. In 2002, Dr. Zhu started his own lab at the University of Virginia where he is continuing his Fragile X work with new funding from FRAXA.

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