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Monday, May. 16, 2022

Finding the right diagnosis for one child can help millions more

The story of how breakthrough research by Duncan NRI researchers solved a patient's medical mystery and brought hope to many other patients and families.

Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2022

Dr. Maimuna Paul receives a postdoctoral fellowship award from the National Ataxia Foundation

Dr. Paul was awarded the NAF fellowship for her proposal to use an integrated cross-species approach using fruit flies and mice to identify the molecular consequences of EBF3 dysfunction in syndromic cerebellar ataxias that co-occur with autism.

Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2022

Oshman Lecture and conversation with Nobel Laureate, Dr. Ardem Patapoutian

Baylor College of Medicine’s department of Molecular and Human Genetics presents the Oshman Lecture

Tuesday, Feb. 01, 2022

Scientist Spotlight: Dr. Damian Young

Learn more about Dr. Young.

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022

Dr. Charles Chen selected for the 2022 Uplifting Athletes Young Investigator Draft Grant

Uplifting Athletes is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2007 to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.

Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022

Dr. Mingshan Xue receives a grant from The Orphan Disease Center

The grant will support his research on STXBP1 encephalopathy.

Monday, Dec. 20, 2021

Dr. Hyun Kyoung Lee selected for top honors

Dr. Lee has been selected to receive the 2021 Research Mentor and Young Investigator Awards from the department of pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine.

Thursday, Dec. 02, 2021

Addressing inequality in medical research: Texas Children’s and Baylor College of Medicine offer free genetic testing to low-income individuals

A community-wide genomics initiative that will expand access to state-of-the-art genetic testing to low-income families who may not have private medical insurance or other financial means to pay for these expensive tests.

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021

Dr. Jian Zhou receives the 2021 NRI Zoghbi Scholar Award

This award was instituted by Dr. Zoghbi to help senior NRI postdoctoral trainees develop their independent research careers.

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021

Dr. Benjamin Deneen receives the Michael E. DeBakey M.D. Award for Excellence in Research

Deneen honored for his contributions to glial biology research.

Thursday, Sep. 09, 2021

Dr. Xiaolong Jiang wins the 2021 John S. Dunn Collaborative Award

The proposed study will result in a large database of meticulously curated data to decipher the mystery of sinoatrial node, and answer some of the most challenging and fundamental questions regarding this natural cardiac pacemaker.

Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021

McGinley lab featured in the Wall Street Journal

Researchers in McGinley lab develop pupil-based biosensors to non-invasively monitor changes in the brain.

Monday, Aug. 09, 2021

Duncan NRI researchers launch a new virtual networking platform to connect rare disease stakeholders

NRI researchers recently conceptualized, created and launched ModelMatcher, a new virtual global networking/matchmaking platform designed to facilitate and enhance the pace of preclinical discovery and therapeutic development for numerous new and existing genetic disorders.

Friday, Jul. 02, 2021

Sillitoe receives the NINDS Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship

Dr. Roy Sillitoe receives a prestigious award from NINDS for outstanding teaching and mentoring.

Monday, Jun. 28, 2021

A leading ataxia news source spotlights the Zoghbi lab

The goal of SCAsource is to make research more readily accessible and understandable to ataxia patients and families. It is run by volunteers, primarily graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in laboratories which study Spinocerebellar Ataxias.

Friday, Jun. 25, 2021

Spectrum spotlight "Huda Zoghbi: Taking genetic inquiry to the next level"

Zoghbi has made a number of landmark discoveries, including identifying the genetic roots of Rett syndrome, an autism-related condition that primarily affects girls, as well as the genetic mutations that spur spinocerebellar ataxia, a degenerative motor condition. She has authored more than 350 journal articles.

Monday, Jun. 21, 2021

Bellen elected to European Molecular Biology Organization

Dr. Hugo Bellen elected to the European Molecular Biology Organization.

Thursday, May. 27, 2021

Deisseroth receives a prestigious scholarship from Child Neurology Foundation

Cole Deisseroth was awarded the 2021 Child Neurology Foundation Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Summer Research Scholarship.

Thursday, May. 20, 2021

Dr. Hugo Bellen receives a prestigious education award

In recognition for his decades of teaching and mentorship, Dr. Hugo Bellen receives Baylor College of Medicine's highest honor for education.

Thursday, Apr. 22, 2021

Dr. Roy Sillitoe chosen as the Co-Editor-in Chief of Dystonia

Dystonia is a new journal launched by the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) in partnership with Frontiers to highlight advancements in science and clinical practice.