Huda Zoghbi to Be Awarded the $100,000 Elaine Redding Brinster Prize in Science or Medicine

Huda Zoghbi, the founding director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital and a Distinguished Service Professor at the Baylor College of Medicine, has been selected to receive the second Elaine Redding Brinster Prize in Science or Medicine from the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Professor Zoghbi is being honored for her work pinpointing the underlying, genetic causes of a pair of devastating neurological diseases. She will receive the award, which includes a $100,000 prize, on March 15, 2023, at a symposium in Philadelphia.

“I am deeply honored and humbled to be recognized with the Elaine Redding Brinster Prize for research that was inspired by my patients,” Dr. Zoghbi said.

Professor Zoghbi is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is the recipient of many honors, including the 2020 Brain Prize, the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, and the 2016 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine.

A native of Lebanon, Dr. Zoghbi earned a bachelor’s degree at the American University of Beirut and received her medical training at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. She joined the faculty at the Baylor College of Medicine in 1988.

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