Baylor College of Medicine Professor Wins $500,000 Neuroscience Prize

Huda Y. Zoghbi, director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital and the Baylor University College of Medicine, will be awarded the 2011 Neuroscience Prize from the Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation. The award which includes a gold medal and a $500,000 prize, will be presented to Dr. Zoghbi this November at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, D.C. Dr. Zoghbi is being honored for her work in unlocking the genetic and molecular mysteries surrounding neurological disorders such as Rett syndrome and medulliblastomas.

Dr. Zoghbi stated that she is donating most of the cash award to the Neurological Research Institute. She received her medical training at the American University of Beirut and Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.

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