With more than $1,000,000 from FRAXA Research Foundation over 13 years, Drs. William Greenough and Ivan-Jeanne Weiler at the University of Illinois uncovered the role of FMRP at synapses, leading to much of the subsequent research on fragile X syndrome.
With a $107,000 grant from FRAXA Research Foundation from 2005-2006, Dr. Charles Cox at the University of Illinois looked for alterations in the intrinsic excitability of individual neurons within the visual neocortex in fragile X syndrome.
With a $18,500 grant from FRAXA Research Foundation in 2006, Dr. Stephanie Ceman fromthe University of Illinois studied fragile X in zebra finches to better understand the impairments of verbal expression in individuals with fragile X syndrome. Results published.