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Current Genetics Selection Advisory Board Member

Huda Zoghbi

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Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D., an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, serves as Director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital.  She holds the Ralph D. Feigin Chair at Baylor College of Medicine where she is also a professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, Neuroscience and Molecular and Human Genetics.

Dr. Zoghbi’s interests range from neurodevelopment to neurodegeneration and she has made many seminal discoveries in neurological disease research. Dr. Zoghbi is a member of several professional organizations including the McKnight Foundation Neuroscience Board and is a senior editor for the newly founded journal eLife. In 2000 she was elected to the Institute of Medicine, and in 2004 she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Among Dr. Zoghbi's honors are the IPSEN prize in neuronal plasticity, the Bristol Myers-Squibb Neuroscience Distinguished Achievement Award, the Vilcek prize, the Gruber prize in Neuroscience, and most recently the Dickson Prize in Medicine, the Pearl Meister Greengard prize, and the March of Dime prize in Developmental Biology.