This summer, the NFXF will fund four summer student research fellowships at $2,500 each through the Summer Fellowship Research Fund.
Since its inception in 2000, the fund has awarded $225,000 to 90 students all focused on advancing the knowledge and understanding of Fragile X.
The 2015 recipients of these fellowships have been awarded to:
- Kanisha Desai – Emory University
Cellular and Biomolecular Characterization of Fragile X Patient Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Neurons
Supervised by Dr. Gary Bassell
- Nada El-Sayed – Cincinnati Children’s Medical Hospital Center
The effect of genetic background on Kv4.2 expression in FXS mouse models
Supervised by Christina Gross, PhD
- Sarah Fitzpatrick – UC Davis MIND Institute
A Controlled Trial of Sertraline in Young Children with Fragile X Syndrome
Supervised by Randi Hagerman, MD
- Erin Robertson-Dick – Rush University Medical Center
Effects of cognitive function and dual-task interference on balance and gait in premutation carriers of the Fragile X mental retardation 1 gene
Supervised by Joan A. O’Keefe, PT, PhD and Deborah A. Hall, MD, PhD
At the end of the summer, we will update you with reports from their studies.