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Local Researcher Making Breakthroughs on Neurological Disorders

Local Researcher Making Breakthroughs on Neurological Disorders

Dr. Huda Zoghbi of Baylor College of Medicine. (Photo Courtesy: Baylor College of Medicine)Dr. Huda  Zoghbi, professor in the departments of pediatrics, molecular and human genetics, neurology and neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, has had a roller-coaster life. While in medical school in Beirut, civil war forced her to the U.S. Once arriving here, she received her medical degree as a pediatric neurologist from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn.

At Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Zoghbi has made a noticeable impact studying the genes behind neurological disorders such as Rett Syndrome and spinocerebellar ataxia, which has led to other discoveries. In December 2016, Dr. Zoghbi was awarded The Breakthrough Foundation Prize. It’s awarded to researchers who have made discoveries that extend human life. Paige Phelps sat down with her to discuss her life’s work.

(Above: Dr. Huda Zoghbi of Baylor College of Medicine. Photo Courtesy: Baylor College of Medicine)

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