The National Fragile X Foundation (NFXF) Board of Directors has awarded Dr. Xinyu Zhao the NFXF Research Award for outstanding contributions to the understanding of Fragile X.
Fragile X syndrome is the leading inherited cause of intellectual disability, as well as the source of many cases of learning disabilities and autism. Fragile X is caused by a repetitive genetic error on the long arm of the X chromosome.
Dr. Zhao will receive the award at the NFXF International Fragile X Conference in Cincinnati on July 11, 2018. The work on Fragile X will be published shortly in Nature Communications.