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.
Sending our best wishes to our former research specialist Alexandra Hickey as she begins her Clinical Child Psychology PhD program at the University of Alabama. Alexandra graduated in 2019 from the University of Maryland, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Neuroscience. She previously worked in the Developmental Social Cognitive… Read more »
Dr. Laura Friedman and Dr. Jessica Klusek published a study on vocal quality within women with the FMR1 premutation. Vocal quality is an indicator of motor function, as voice is controlled by the coordination of many muscles in the face, neck, and abdomen. Findings indicated that women with the FMR1 premutation had lower voices (lower pitch) and their voices were less… Read more »
We are recruiting research participants to contribute to research on aging in mothers who have children with autism spectrum disorder. No travel needed! This study can be completed remotely! The project, which is led by our postdoctoral fellow Dr. Laura Friedman, examines cognitive aging in mothers who have a child with autism, compared to mothers… Read more »
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 »
We are thrilled to welcome our summer intern, Oluwatoni “Toni” Ariyo to our research team! Toni is currently a high school junior and was awarded a NIH Research Diversity Supplement award to engage in research training with our team. Research Diversity Supplement awards aim to increase the participation of promising scholars from underrepresented groups in… 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 »
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!