Clinical Research Information:
(916) 703-0320
General Information:
(916) 703-0280
mindinstitute.ucdavis.eduUC Davis MIND Institute - Study on Men with Fragile X Premutation

Study Focused on Men with the Fragile X Premutation

We are searching for men who are carriers of the Fragile X premutation between the ages of 40 and 69 to participate in a longitudinal UC Davis research project, studying changes in brain and cognition associated with aging. For men who have not yet been tested, FMR1 DNA testing is completed to help determine eligibility for the study. The study involves three 2-day visits over the course of five years, and each visit includes:

  • Pictures of the brain, taken while engaged with different tasks.
  • Testing of thinking and memory skills.
  • Blood samples for testing related to the FMR1 gene.
  • Interviews and questionnaires focused on health history.

Participants will be compensated $200 for each 2-day visit ($100 for completing each day), and we offer travel and lodging reimbursement. Participants are also given a picture of their brain. We can also provide feedback on cognitive strengths and weaknesses.

Please contact us if you or someone you know may be interested in participating, or for more detailed information:

David Hessl, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
(916) 703-0249

Jessica Famula
Recruitment Coordinator
(916) 703-0470