Dr. David Hessl, Professor, T-PAL Director, UC Davis MIND Institute
Dr. David Hessl directs T-PAL, the Translational Psychophysiology and Assessment Laboratory, which investigates the emotional psychophysiology of children with neurodevelopmental disorders and develops novel outcome measures for clinical trials.
Dr. Hessl also conducts collaborative studies with other researchers investigating brain imaging, molecular genetics, and neuropsychology to understand links between genetics, brain function, and behavior. His research focus is primarily on Fragile X-associated conditions and disorders, such as Fragile X syndrome and Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS).
Dr. Hessl is the leader of the International Fragile X Premutation Registry, a collaborative, global effort across institutions and the NFXF. This registry is essential to the progress of research and treatment of the Fragile X premutation. Dr. Hessl is the principal investigator for the Longitudinal Study of Brain and Cognition in Fragile X Premutation Carriers (TRAX) study.
To learn more, see research results for Neuropsychological Changes in FMR1 Premutation Carriers and Onset of FXTAS and The International Fragile X Premutation Registry: building a resource for research and clinical trial readiness.
Thank you. Dr. Hessl for your groundbreaking research on Fragile X-associated conditions and disorders!