The Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas and The Rise School of Austin
Current State of National Down Syndrome Research
On October 27, 2011, DSACT and The Rise School of Austin were honored to host a most important presentation. The University of Texas’ Dr. Jon Pierce-Shimomura, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, spoke to a crowd of about 100 very attentive guests about the latest advancements in the world of Down syndrome research.
Dr. Pierce-Shimomura outlined the fascinating work being done on DS at his lab using c. elegans worms. He also discussed important work being done by others around the country. Enjoy the video as he discusses his optimistic outlook for improving cognition and memory in people with Down syndrome in the near future.