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Huda Zoghbi

Distinguished Lecturer

Huda Zoghbi
Huda Zoghbi

Professor and holder, Ralph D. Feigin, MD, Endowed Chair
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine

Zoghbi discovered the genetic mutations that cause X-linked Rett Syndrome and genetic mutations responsible for several dominantly inherited spinocerebellar ataxias. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Recent honors include the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize from Rockefeller University, the March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology, the Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine, the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, and the Vilcek Prize for Biomedical Research. Zoghbi will organize a Rett Syndrome conference co-sponsored by the Hagler Institute and will present the Hagler Institute’s Eminent Scholar lecture for spring 2020.