With a $90,000 grant from FRAXA Research Foundation from 2016-2017, Dr. Daniel Johnston and Dr. Jenni Siegel at the University of Texas at Austin are analyzing pre-frontal cortex (PFC) dysfunction in the Fragile X model. They have preliminary evidence that Fragile X mice are severely impaired in a prefrontal cortex (PFC)-dependent task.Read more
Daniel Johnston, PhD, Professor and Director of the Center for Learning and Memory and the Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Texas Austin, researches synaptic integration and long-term plasticity of neurons. Dr. Johnston focuses his research to areas of the brain specific to learning and memory.
Channelopathies: Altered Ion Channels in Fragile X Syndrome
With a $95,000 grant from FRAXA Research Foundation from 2010-2011, Dr. Daniel Johnston and Dr. Darrin Brager at the University of Texas at Austin investigated alterations in ion channels in Fragile X syndrome. They explored potential therapeutic effects of drugs which open and close these channels. Results published.Read more