We want to hear from Black and Latina mothers who have a child with fragile X! This study focuses on understanding the experiences of Black and Latina mothers of children with fragile X. In particular, we would like to know how caring for a child with fragile X syndrome has affected future life planning as… Read more »
We are currently searching for a full-time Research Laboratory Manager/Project Coordinator to join our collaborative research team. If you have questions or interest, please contact Dr. Jessica Klusek, PhD., CCC-SLP at KLUSEK@sc.edu. To apply, click here.
Summer intern, India Rhaney, wrapped up her internship with a research presentation at the USC Summer Research Symposium this week. India is an undergraduate at Morris College who spent 10 weeks with our team this summer through the Morris College – USC Research Mentoring Program which is funded by the Department of Education. Her research… Read more »
Congratulations to Carly Moser who successfully defended her dissertation titled, “Biobehavioral Synchrony in Autism Spectrum Disorder.” She will be starting a postdoctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in August. Carly will be missed, but we are excited to see her embark on this next stage of her career!
Join our research team on July 21st to celebrate South Carolina Fragile X Awareness Day. This event, in celebration in Fragile X Awareness Day, helps raise awareness of fragile X and the need for increased research funding and support for individuals and families living with fragile X. Event Details: Friday, July 21, 2023 10:30 –… Read more »
SC Family Experiences Study lab members, Jessica Klusek, Laura Friedman, and Carly Moser, recently attended the Gatlinburg Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, and presented research on fragile X syndrome and the FMR1 premutation. Our team was grateful to attend a fantastic series of presentations on the current state of the research on intellectual and developmental disabilities!
Our collaborator, Dr. Jane Roberts, is recruiting families with infants of 12 months of age or younger who have fragile X syndrome, have the fragile X premutation, or are typically developing. For more information, visit www.USCNDDLab.com.
Dr. Klusek was recently selected as one of 12 recipients of USC’s Breakthrough Star. This award recognizes early career faculty who demonstrate considerable contributions to their fields in terms of research and scholarly activity while at USC. Congratulations Dr. Klusek! Link to BreakThrough Star Awardees: https://www.sc.edu/uofsc/posts/2023/03/breakthrough-stars.php Link to Dr. Klusek’s own Breakthrough Article: https://www.sc.edu/uofsc/posts/2023/03/breakthrough_star_jessica_klusek.php
Dr. Jessica Klusek, along with post-doctoral fellow Dr. Laura Friedman and USC@COMD faculty members, Dr. Abigail Hogan attended the International FMR1 Premutation Conference in Bay of Islands, New Zealand last week. The FMR1 premutation is a genetic variant on the FMR1 gene that is sometimes associated with cognitive, language, and social-emotional differences. Women who carry the FMR1 premutation may have children with fragile X… Read more »
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