FMR1 Gene Disorders Research Program

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FXTAS in aging FMR1 premutation carriers

We are interested in understanding behavioral and brain-based issues associated with disruptions of the Fragile X gene, FMR1. Our lab has conducted studies of brain behavior linkages in individuals with Fragile X syndrome and individuals with a premutation allele of the Fragile X gene.

Currently, we are recruiting individuals aged 50-80 with a FMR1 premutation gene with and without FXTAS. We are also seeking individuals without a FMR1 premutation.

  • Volunteers will complete a blood draw, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) test, and tests of motor skills and thinking abilities. Our MRI tests look at brain structure and brain function and are non-invasive and do not involve any radiation.
  • Testing will involve 2-3 visits to our labs at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, and at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. These visits will last 2-4 hours depending on availability.
  • Volunteers are compensated $10 per hour for their time.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form.

Contact information:
Phone: (785) 864-4461
Email: BRAINlab@ku.edu