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Sydney Burrell awarded Magellan Grant

Sydney Burrell awarded Magellan Grant

Sydney Burrell was awarded a Magellan Scholars Research Grant.  The title of her project is: “Mother-Child Synchrony as a Predictor of Problem Behavior and Autism-Related Deficits in Individuals with Fragile X Syndrome.”  In this project, she will investigate if mother-child interaction can predict social outcomes, problem behaviors, and autism symptoms at a one-year follow up…. Read more »

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Veronica McLean awarded Science Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Veronica McLean awarded Science Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Veronica McLean, a junior at USC double majoring in Psychology and English in the South Carolina Honors College, has been recently awarded a Science Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) to support her engagement in mentored research with our team. Veronica’s project will focus on story grammar and narrative abilities associated with FMR1 gene mutations.  Congratulations, Veronica! 

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Ella Ahrens Received First Place

Ella Ahrens Received First Place

Ella Ahrens received first place in Health Sciences at Discover USC! Her poster, Propositional Density as an Indicator of Premature Language Decline in Women with the FMR1 Premutation, represented the culmination of her Magellan Scholars Undergraduate Research Project. Way to go, Ella!

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Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN AUTISM AND FRAGILE X ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS The lab of Dr. Jessica Klusek is pleased to announce the availability of one full-time NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship position. This is a two-year position, with the option to extend to three years. The focus of this position is on language, literacy, and adult outcomes in fragile X… Read more »

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Congratulations to Azalfa

Congratulations to Azalfa

Congratulations to Azalfa Lateef for the successful completion of her SURF undergraduate research project. Azalfa presented the results of her work at the 2018 Southeastern Psychological Association’s annual meeting in Charleston, SC. Great job, Azalfa!

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New study on literacy published

literacy

Check out our newest study on literacy development in children with fragile X syndrome!! Published in the American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, research the published is called ‘Reading in children with fragile X syndrome: Phonological awareness and feasibility of intervention’.

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Carly Moser Wins First Place!

Carly Moser Wins First Place

Congratulations to team member Carly Moser on her excellent presentation at Discover USC. Carly was awarded 1st place in the Psychology/Neuroscience B category! Way to go, Carly!