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Leadership

Texas Children's Hospital is already home to scientists recognized for their revolutionary work in genetics and neurology. The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital will build on this strength and the visionary leadership of Drs. Huda Zoghbi, Joshua Shulman, and the late Dr. Ralph D. Feigin.


Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D., Director

  • Ralph D. Feigin, M.D., Endowed Chair
  • Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Molecular and Human Genetics, Neurology, and Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Member, Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences

"We will use research in the true sense of multidisciplinary research as a tool to eventually get treatments in patients. Whether they are childhood or adult neurodegenerative diseases, they can be reversed if we can figure out how to intervene."  

Internationally renowned scientist Dr. Huda Zoghbi serves as director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. Dr. Zoghbi first made headlines when she co-discovered the gene that causes spinocerebellar ataxia type 1, a crippling neurological disease. She and her team then discovered that mutations in MeCP2 cause the neurodevelopmental disease Rett syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder.

Email: hzoghbi@bcm.edu
Phone: 713-798-6558
Fax: 713-798-8728
Address:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Baylor College of Medicine
Departments of Pediatrics, Molecular and Human Genetics, Neurology, and Neuroscience
Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital
1250 Moursund St., Suite 1350
Houston, TX 77030


Joshua M. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D., Co-director

  • Professor, Departments of Neurology and Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Director, Center for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair for Parkinson's Disease Research

"The Duncan NRI truly is a special place, with unparalleled collaborations and cross-disciplinary approach that propels groundbreaking research on brain diseases affecting children and adults alike."

Dr. Shulman has 25 years of experience as a neuroscientist and adult neurologist specializing in Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other neurodegenerative disorders. Using a multidisciplinary approach that integrates human genomic analyses with functional investigation in experimental animal models of neurodegenerative disease, Dr. Shulman and his team have made several important discoveries that have led to a better understanding of the genes and mechanisms involved in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. In recognition of his stellar contributions to neurology, he received the prestigious 2020 Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award from the American Neurological Association.

Email - joshua.shulman@bcm.edu
Phone - 832-824-8976
Fax - 832-825-1251
Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital
1250 Moursund St.,
Houston, TX 77030