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In addition to basic research, the Araya lab at the Ste Justine Children's Hospital Research Centre is actively studying a model of Fragile X syndrome, a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems, learning disabilities and cognitive impairments and is the most common known cause of Autism.


In 2021 the Araya lab added a Shank3 mutation model of autism spectrum disorders

to its research projects.

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Funding was initially provided by SRCF and now by a CIHR grant.

On April 2021 we had the pleasure of welcoming

Dr Carlos Portera-Cailliau, MD-PhD, principal investigator and professor at. the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, who gave a groundbreaking talk showing advances in the understanding of Fragile-X Syndrome and new therapeutic avenues.

Stay tuned for Future collaborations among our labs