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Premutation Carriers: FXAND, FXPOI, FXTAS and Everything In Between!

The National Fragile X Foundation Kansas Chapter is hosting its 7th New Directions in Fragile X Conference that is going to be all about FX carriers!

Audience: Family members, care givers, researchers, educators, therapists, and individuals who wants to learn more about fragile X-associated disorders.


Randi J Hagerman, MD
Medical Director, UC Davis MIND Institute
Professor and Endowed Chair in Fragile X Research

Dr. Hagerman is medical director of the UC Davis MIND Institute and director of the Fragile X Research and Treatment Center. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders and is an internationally respected leader in fragile X research including fragile X syndrome, a genetic condition that is the leading cause of inherited intellectual disability and the leading single-gene cause of autism.

Dr. Hagerman, her husband, Dr. Paul Hagerman, and their research team are the discoverers of Fragile X-associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS), a late-onset neurodegenerative disorder. Randi Hagerman conducts clinical research on individuals with fragile X-associated disorders, including children and adults with fragile X syndrome, adult males with FXTAS, and women with fragile-X related conditions, such as fragile X-associated primary ovarian insufficiency (FXPOI).

Dr. Hagerman also conducts research that bridges the association between autism and fragile X syndrome. Her main area of research is on targeted treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders, including fragile X syndrome, autism, premutation disorders and Angelman syndrome.

Jayne Dixon Weber
Director, Community Services, National Fragile X Foundation

Jayne has been a member of the NFXF team since 2007. She has two children, an adult son with Fragile X syndrome and a daughter. Jayne authored the book Transitioning “Special” Children into Elementary School and was the editor for the book Children with Fragile X Syndrome: A Parents’ Guide. Jayne likes to read, enjoys photography, and goes for a walk every day.

Matthew W Mosconi, PH.D.
Associate Professor, Clinical Child Psychology, University of Kansas
Director, Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training (K-CART)

Dr. Mosconi completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and an APA-approved Clinical Internship at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He then performed his postdoctoral training in developmental cognitive neuroscience and pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Dr. Mosconi joined the faculty in Psychiatry at the University of Illinois in Chicago from 2009-2011, moved onto the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center from 2011-2015, and joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in August, 2015. He currently is the Director of the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training (K-CART), Associate Professor of Psychology and Applied Behavioral Science, and Associate Scientist in the Life Span Institute. Dr. Mosconi’s research is focused on sensorimotor dysmaturation and underlying brain mechanisms in neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, and FMR1 related disorders. His work has been supported by NIH (NIMH, NINDS, NICHD), the Department of Defense, Autism Speaks, the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation and the Once Upon A Time Foundation. He has published in multiple high impact journals including JAMA Psychiatry, the Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, Molecular Autism, NeuroImage and Biological Psychiatry. Dr. Mosconi serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience.