FRAXA Funded Research Teams Target Fragile X Syndrome

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.

By Year of Most Recent Funding

2017
Barbara Bardoni, PhD — CNRS, France
Mark Bear, PhD — MIT
Clinton Canal, PhD — Mercer University
Patricia Cogram, PhD — University of Chile
Francois Corbin, MD, PhD — Universite de Sherbrooke
Craig Erickson, MD — Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Leonard Kaczmarek, PhD – Yale University
Frank Kooy, PhD — University of Antwerp
Jeannie Lee, MD, PhD — Harvard University
Charles Nelson, PhD — Harvard University
Mahmoud Pouladi, PhD — A*STAR Singapore
Khaleel Razak, PhD — University of California-Riverside
Nahum Sonenberg, PhD — McGill University
Peter Todd, MD, PhD — University of Michigan
Yongjie Yang, PhD — Tufts 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
Silvain Briault, PhD — CNRS, Orleans, France
Carolyn B. Smith, PhD — NIMH
Cara Westmark, PhD — University of Wisconsin-Madison


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 — Geisinger Health System
Andres Ozaita, PhD — University Pompeu Fabra
Terrence Sejnowski, PhD — Salk Institute
Peter Vanderklish, PhD — Scripps Research 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


2012
Bradley Alger, PhD – University of Maryland
Gary Bassell, PhD — Emory University
Christopher Cowan, PhD — McLean Hospital
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
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