Faculty members

David L. Nelson, Ph.D. 106x80
Dr. Nelson has been involved in research into the causes of and therapies for Fragile X syndrome since the late 1980s, participating in the discovery of the mutation that results in the disorder and the gene that is affected by that mutation.

Research Breakthroughs

About NRI

The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital (NRI) opened in December 2010. Dedicated to improving the lives of patients facing devastating neurological disorders, the NRI is a basic research institute committed to understanding the pathogenesis of neurological diseases with the ultimate goal of developing treatments.

Collaboration and leadership in genetics and neuroscience have allowed faculty at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital to discover the underlying causes of dozens of neurological disorders.

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