Dr. Jenni Siegel from Johnston lab receives grant from the FRAXA Research Foundation

Jenni Siegel, a research scientist in Dan Johnston’s lab, received an award from the FRAXA Research Foundation for her project entitled “Prefrontal cortex network dynamics in Fragile X Syndrome”.  Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is an autism spectrum disorder and the most common heritable cause of mental disability.  Using a Fragile X mouse model of the working memory deficits observed in FXS patients, this work will investigate the potential role that prefrontal cortex dysfunction plays in these cognitive deficits.

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