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Huda Zoghbi, M.D.,

Huda Zoghbi, M.D.,

Huda Zoghbi, M.D., founding director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital and professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, is the winner of the Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience. It is awarded annually by the McGovern Institute for Brain Research in Cambridge, Mass., to recognize outstanding advances in the field of neuroscience. Zoghbi is perhaps best known for her pioneering work on Rett syndrome, a genetic neurological disease that affects young girls.

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