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Best of Luck to Dr. Moser!

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!

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Discover Day 2023 at USC

Our students presented at the Discover USC 2023 Showcase. This event brings the university’s research community together to showcase their growth and accomplishments. We are so proud of them for doing such a wonderful job at this conference!

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Lab members present research at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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!

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Dr. Jessica Klusek is awarded USC’s Breakthrough Star Award

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

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Attending the FMR1 Premutation Conference!

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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Sign up for CAN’s Research Registry

The Carolina Autism and Neurodevelopment (CAN) Research Center is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative center for basic, clinical, and intervention research and education in autism and neurodevelopmental disorders at the University of South Carolina. Are you interested in learning more about research studies you may be eligible for? Sign up here! https://redcap.healthsciencessc.org/surveys/?s=93WT3XJ4YH

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We’re Recruiting Fragile X Carriers!

We are currently recruiting women who are carriers of the FMR1 premutation for several ongoing studies. The overarching goal of this research is to better understand the symptoms experience by premutation carriers as they age, and to inform the development of clinical management strategies. A flyer is included below for further reference. Click here for… Read more »