Scientific Advances and Their Impact on Health and Society
Speaker: Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi, Baylor College of Medicine
Date and Time: Friday, July 13 at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi is a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Molecular and Human Genetics, Neurology and Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine. She is also an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children's Hospital.
Dr. Zoghbi’s interest is in understanding healthy brain development as well as what goes awry in specific neurological conditions. She has published seminal work on the cause and pathogenesis of the autism spectrum disorder Rett syndrome and late-onset neurodegenerative diseases, and has trained many scientists and physician-scientists. Dr. Zoghbi received numerous honors including election to the National Academy of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences, the Breakthrough Prize, Canada’s Gairdner International Prize, and the National Order of the Cedar.
Dr. Zoghbi will discuss new data on discovery of genetic bases of neuropsychiatric diseases and the implication of such discoveries for improving health and developing therapeutics.