Beckman Institute researcher William Greenough has been honored by the Fragile X Research Foundation (FRAXA) with its 2008 Dedication Award.
Greenough, Co-chair of the Biological Intelligence research theme at Beckman, was given the honor at the FRAXA Research Foundation’s Investigators Meeting in Durham, New Hampshire, in September. Researchers from around the world attended the meeting, all of them with the common goal, said FRAXA’s Medical Director, Michael Tranfaglia, “to share, collaborate and publish,” in order to find effective treatments and a cure for Fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of mental retardation and autism.
Greenough was honored at the meeting’s opening reception for his “longstanding, unwavering commitment to Fragile X translational research and to strengthening the Fragile X scientific community.”
Attending along with scientists with FRAXA research grants were scientists from the National Institutes of Health, industry, and 20 parents of Fragile X children.
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