Participants Needed for FMR1 Premutation Carrier Study

The BRAIN Lab is seeking individuals ages 60-75 years for our studies of behavioral and brain changes during aging in healthy individuals and individuals with premutations of the Fragile X gene, FMR1. Both individuals with and without the premutation are eligible to participate.

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  • Volunteers will complete a blood draw, MRI, and tests of motor skills and thinking abilities. Our MRI tests look at brain structure and brain function and are non-invasive and do not involve any radiation.
  • Testing will involve 2-4 visits to our labs at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City and KU-Lawrence. These visits will last 2-4 hours depending on availability.
  • Volunteers will be compensated for their time; travel reimbursement may be available.
  • If you are interested in participating please fill out this form: Enroll for FXTAS study now

If you would like to speak with the research team about any of our studies, please feel free to contact us directly via phone (785-864-4461) or email (