Brain Prize Lecture Rett syndrome from the clinic to genomes, epigenomes and neural circuits. Impelled by the plight of the patients and intrigued by the bizarre mix of symptoms that mark the syndrome, Zoghbi boldly decided to change course, setting aside her clinical career to seek training in molecular genetics. About the Laureate Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi is an internationally renowned physician-scientist and a central figure in the Rett Syndrome research field. [2] An article she published in 1985[10] attracted many Rett syndrome patients to Texas Children's Hospital, giving her access to a large number of cases. [4], In 1983, Zoghbi learnt of Rett syndrome from Bengt Hagberg's account in Annals of Neurology. Genetic Information. When neuroscientist Huda Zoghbi first came face-to-face with Rett syndrome, she was well on her way to becoming a pediatric neurologist. This sparked her interest in Rett syndrome, at a time when there was no report of the disease in the US. Rett syndrome (RTT) is a genetic disorder that typically becomes apparent after 6–18 months of age in females. It is the first facility of its kind in the United States with a multidisciplinary research approach dedicated to understanding the unique issues of a child’s brain structure, development patterns and related diseases. 2015 - Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, 2015 - American Task Force for Lebanon Award. 1954-Zoghbi, Huda Yahya 1954-Гуда Зогбі. When neuroscientist Huda Zoghbi first came face-to-face with Rett syndrome, she was well on her way to becoming a pediatric neurologist. Second, Rett syndrome was a developmental disorder, and the … Huda Zoghbi’s experience diagnosing patients with Rett syndrome motivated her scientific research. “I was encountering a lot of patients who had devastating neurological problems, and many of them were genetic,” she recalls. Her many awards include the nation’s most distinguished pediatric research award, the E. Mead Johnson Award for Pediatric Research; the Kilby Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Society through Science, Technology, Innovation, Invention, and Education; the Sidney Carter Award, the March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Neuroscience Research. In the 1990s, she collaborated with Uta Francke from Stanford University to identify the gene responsible for Rett syndrome. Dr. Huda Zoghbi has received many honors, including the Sidney Carter Award from the AAN, and the Derek Denny-Brown Neurological Scholar Award from the American Neurological Association. [6] Her mother convinced her to study biology instead, on the grounds that 'a woman growing up in the Middle East should pick a career ensuring independence and security, while she can always write on the side'. Zoghbi has made seminal contributions not only to our understanding of the genetics and pathology of spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 and Rett syndrome, but also to the study of balance. RETT Syndrome. Huda Zoghbi was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1954, and raised in Beirut. As Baylor's Hugo J. Bellen described the role of the atonal gene in balance in fruit flies, Zoghbi chose to study its mammalian homolog. Huda Zoghbi 2011 Neuroscience Prize. Dr. Zoghbi is a charter member of the board of the International Rett Syndrome Association (IRSA), a family-based organization that has funded millions of dollars in Rett research. Chao HT, Chen H, Samaco RC, Chahrour M, Xue M, Yoo J, Neul JL, Gong S, Heintz N, Ekker M, Rubenstein J, Noebels JL, Rosenmund C, Zoghbi HY "GABAergic dysfunction mediates autism-like stereotypies and Rett syndrome phenotypes.." Nature. On the same day, 8 April 1993, both Zoghbi and Orr identified ATXN1 as the gene responsible for SCA1. They both had their residencies in the Baylor College of Medicine after graduation. Huda Y. Zoghbi Spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder caused by expansion of a polyglutamine tract in ataxin-1. Huda Zoghbi wants to understand the mechanisms underlying brain development and degeneration. The disorder results, to varying degrees, in mental and physical disability. Mysteriously, the patient had been healthy until the age of 18 months, when she became withdrawn, avoided eye contact and eventually stopped talking. [6][8] The war, however, raged on, and Zoghbi was under the impression that school terms at American medical schools began in October, as was the case with Lebanese schools. [24], After linking the gene Ataxin-1 to SCA1, Zoghbi's lab was approached by Dr. Jaehong Suh of the Massachusetts General Hospital's MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease to investigate the connection between ataxin-1 gene and Alzheimer’s disease. The gene that causes Rett syndrome, a rare disorder on the autism spectrum that affects only females, may also play a key role in aggressive behavior and overeating in mice, according to a study published today in Neuron1. First, all the patients were girls, but none of the parents were affected, indicating the involvement of a dominant X-chromosome-linked mutation. The inheritance through maternal lines in the familial cases suggests that Rett syndrome is an X-linked disorder lethal in males. Follow Tag; Emergent Literacy 1. Symptoms include impairments in language and coordination and repetitive movements. No spam, just monthly updates. In an interview with Neuron, she shares a trinucleotide repeat expansion discovery story, offers advice for young investigators, and discusses the tools needed to drive discovery forward. 2019 - Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award. They married in 1980 and have 2 children. She is also a member of the Lasker Award jury. Dr. Huda Zoghbi was born Huda El Hibri in 1955 in Beirut, Lebanon. [7][6] Zoghbi was admitted as a biological sciences major at the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 1973 and entered the university's medical school 2 years later. The discovery that the Rett-causing gene is … Pubmed PMID: 21068835 Huda Zoghbi’s experience diagnosing patients with Rett syndrome motivated her scientific research. Literature, then research. 67 Under Cliff Road Shortly after this, Huda Zoghbi diagnosed her first Rett patient, a five-year-old girl, at Texas Children’s Hospital. Systems that experience impairment often include speech, motor skills, breathing, cardiac function, chewing, swallowing and digestion. Complications of Rett syndrome can include seizures, scoliosis, and sleeping problems. Rettbase (mutation database) InterRett; OMIM MECP2; OMIM Rett Syndrome; Patient Tissue. Those affected often have slower growth, difficulty walking, and a smaller head size. While Rett syndrome, a postnatal neurological disorder that affects about one in 10,000 girls, is rare, research on it and how it affects the brain has led to a number of important findings about more common conditions like autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, said Dr. Huda Zoghbi, who was recently awarded the 2014 Mortimer D. Sackler M.D. ... Huda Zoghbi, MD. Huda Zoghbi, a genetics professor at Baylor College of Medicine, and Adrian Bird, a genetics professor from the University of Edinburgh, have spent years researching this rare and devastating neurological disorder. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, … A Forward Genetic Screen to Identify Druggable Modulators of MECP2 Levels Huda Zoghbi MD | Baylor College of Medicine If you have a son or daughter with MECP2 Duplication please add that person to our UK Registry for people with Rett Syndrome and related disorders. [5] She is also a member of the board of directors of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Pubmed PMID: 21068835 Huda Zoghbi, a pediatric neurologist studying genetic disorders associated with developmental delay and intellectual disability, made an unexpected connection between one of Bird’s methyl-cytosine-binding proteins, MeCP2, and a challenging neurological disorder called Rett syndrome. Dr. Zoghbi began her career as a pediatric neurologist, but a chance encounter with a young child with Rett Syndrome drew her from clinical practice into the world of genetics research. 2014 - Honorary Doctor of Medical Sciences. 中文 In 1992, she narrowed down the target to a section of the X chromosome. Recently, Zoghbi confirmed that the MECP2 protein also bound 5-methylcytosine not in CpG sites,[23] and that restoring the level of MECP2 protein in a subset of neurons was sufficient to rescue some symptoms of Rett syndrome. Some of these cases, less than 2 in 100, are familial. 2009 - Vilcek Prize for Biomedical Research, 2007 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Arab Students' Organization, 2004 - Marta Philipson Award in Pediatrics, Philipson Foundation for Research, This page was last edited on 18 December 2020, at 12:06. Huda Zoghbi is a pediatric neurologist and HHMI investigator at the Baylor College of Medicine and director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital (Figure 1).She uses genetic and biochemical approaches to explore spinocerebellar ataxia and Rett … Her work helped elucidate mechanisms of Rett syndrome and spinocerebellar ataxia type 1. Her father owned a business manufacturing olive oil and soap, and her mother stayed at home to raise Huda and her four siblings. Huda Zoghbi is an internationally renowned physician-scientist and a central figure in the Rett Syndrome research field. Huda Zoghbi, a physician-scientist in the field of neurogenetics and the recipient of the 2013 pearl Meister Greengard Prize, the 2013 Dickson Prize in Medicine, and the 2011 Gruber Prize in neuroscience was selected as the Featured Speaker of the Cell Press-TNQ India Distinguished Lectureship Series 2014. She is also an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children's Hospital. Complications of Rett syndrome can include seizures, scoliosis, and sleeping problems. While Rett syndrome, a postnatal neurological disorder that affects about one in 10,000 girls, is rare, research on it and how it affects the brain has led to a number of important findings about more common conditions like autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, said Dr. Huda Zoghbi, who was recently awarded the 2014 Mortimer D. Sackler M.D. In 1992, Bird uncovered a protein called MeCP2, which is encoded by the MECP2 gene. She is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and a member of the National Academy of Science and the Institute of Medicine. Rett syndrome is caused by a mutation in the MECP2 gene. She loved reading works by William Shakespeare, Jane Austen and William Wordsworth in high school and intended to pursue literature at university. https://www.rettsyndrome.org/event/retted-2019-research-update [20] The MECP2 protein binds methylated cytosine (5-methylcytosine) in CpG sites, and is indispensable for almost all brain cells. [26], Zoghbi met her husband, William Zoghbi when they were medical students in the American University of Beirut. 2010 468 (7321): 263-9. ESPAÑOL She has honorary degrees from Yale University, Meharry Medical School and Middlebury College. Huda Zoghbi, Houston, United States of America. On 30 September, Huda Zoghbi presented data from mouse studies that have helped identify the brain cells involved in Rett syndrome, an autism-like neurodevelopmental disorder. [6] In addition to her research on spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 and Rett syndrome, Zoghbi is participating in a joint research collaboration into CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder, funded by the Loulou Foundation, Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children’s Hospital[12], Following the establishment of her own lab, Zoghbi continued studying spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1), in collaboration with Harry Orr from the University of Minnesota. [21] In 2009, she found mice deficient of the Mecp2 gene (the mouse homolog of human MECP2) had lower levels of norepinephrine, dopamine and serotonin,[22] consistent with her clinical observations of patients of Rett syndrome in 1985. They had discovered that mutations in MECP2, the gene encoding methyl-CpG-binding protein 2, causes Rett syndrome. [17] Her lab has also shown that aberrant activation of Math1 could lead to medulloblastoma, a common childhood brain tumor, and that mice which did not express Math1, did not develop the tumor. [7], Zoghbi's team keeps studying MECP2, and discovered in 2004 that overexpressing the protein in mouse led to an autism-like neurological disorder. Rett Syndrome research 1 . Thursday’s report challenges the long-held belief that the brain damage from Rett syndrome is permanent, ... we have a chance of recovery,” said Dr. Huda Zoghbi of the Baylor College of Medicine. She also discussed how research in people can reveal the functions of MeCP2, the primary gene linked to the disorder.. You can watch a complete replay of the webinar above. Zoghbi has made seminal contributions not only to our understanding of the genetics and pathology of spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 and Rett syndrome, but also to the study of balance. She went on to discover the gene Math1 and the molecular pathology underlying spinocerebellar ataxia 1. Huda Zoghbi’s experience diagnosing patients with Rett syndrome motivated her scientific research. In 1983, during her pediatric residency at Texas Children’s Hospital, Huda Zoghbi, MD, saw her first patient with Rett syndrome, a nonverbal 5-year-old girl who couldn’t stop wringing her hands. 2010 468 (7321): 263-9. Some of these cases, less than 2 in 100, are familial. It shows support to the families living with Rett syndrome and to my trainees who work tirelessly on this research,” Dr. Zoghbi said. The gene that causes Rett syndrome, a rare disorder on the autism spectrum that affects only females, may also play a key role in aggressive behavior and overeating in mice, according to a study published today in Neuron 1.. As a result, Zoghbi acquired significant clinical expertise in neurodevelopmental disease, and ultimately came to the hypothesis that Rett syndrome was a genetic disorder. Back in April we launched our COVID-19 Survival Fund. MECP2 Duplication Syndrome is Reversible!Read More, Deep Brain Stimulation – A Potential Therapeutic for Rett Syndrome?Read More, Rett Syndrome Research Trust Although neither of her parents went to college, they were both incredibly passionate about learning, and instilled a lifelong love of reading and literature in their children. Rett syndrome is a debilitating neurological disorder, affecting approximately 1 in 10,000 girls. To date over 1,000 cases of Rett syndrome have been described in females exclusively. Resources. In 1999, Dr. Huda Zoghbi and colleagues discovered that mutations in the gene encoding methyl CpG binding protein 2 MECP2) cause Rett syndrome. Although she initially trained to be a clinical pediatric neurologist, Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD, soon found herself drawn to research. She is on the editorial boards of the journals Science, Neuron, and PloS. Zoghbi discovered the genetic mutations that cause X-linked Rett Syndrome and genetic mutations responsible for several dominantly inherited spinocerebellar ataxias. Geneticist Huda Zoghbi first identified mutations in MeCP2 as Rett’s cause in a 1999 study 1. The paper allowed Zoghbi to diagnose a five-year-old she treated at Texas Children's Hospital, and a week later she saw another patient with the same set of symptoms. [8] In the paper, she and her team demonstrated that Rett syndrome was an X-linked dominant disorder, meaning that when 1 of the 2 copies of the MECP2 gene is abnormal, Rett syndrome will result. Zoghbi, Huda Y. Zoghbi, Huda Y. [11], Since most patients of Rett syndrome were girls, and symptoms were very consistent across patients, Zoghbi believed genetics were involved in the disease process. To Continue Reading . In 2017, she was awarded the Canada Gairdner International Award and the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. DEUTSCH These girls experience developmental regression, repetitive movement, loss of speech, motor difficulties, breathing abnormalities, and seizures. Zoghbi was born in Beirut in 1954. 2014 - Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience, 2011 - Vita and Lee Lyman Dewey Tuttle Brookwood Legacy Award for Excellence and Partnership in Medicine, Brookwood Community. Since then, Huda Zoghbi has uncovered the molecular mechanisms of normal neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration by probing the complexities of rare neurological diseases, including Rett syndrome and spinocerebellar ataxia. In 2011 she won the prestigious Gruber Neuroscience Prize  and the Scolnick Prize. To Continue Reading . In an interview with Neuron, she shares a trinucleotide repeat expansion discovery story, offers advice for young investigators, and discusses the tools needed to drive discovery forward. During her rotation at pediatric neurology, Marvin Fishman, the head of the division, convinced her that the brain was more interesting than the heart. “This will allow us to take risks and push the research forward to find a treatment.” “Dr. EIN: 26-0687439 Over the years, Huda developed a fantastic relationship with Dr. Feigin. 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Zoghbi, MD, FASE, FAHA, MACC", The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Huda_Zoghbi&oldid=994954959, Members of the United States National Academy of Sciences, Members of the National Academy of Medicine, Articles with dead external links from March 2020, Wikipedia articles with ORCID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Join our mailing list. Huda Y. Zoghbi (Arabic: هدى الزغبي) (born 1955) is a Lebanese-born physician and medical researcher. Mutations in MECP2 are now being seen in some cases of childhood schizophrenia, classic autism and learning disabilities. Huda Yahya Zoghbi (Arabic: هدى الهبري الزغبي Hudā al-Hibrī az-Zughbī; born 1954), born Huda El-Hibri,[2] is a Lebanese-born American geneticist, and a professor at the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine. She focuses on genetic and cell biology approaches to explore neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental diseases. Also in family support, we look at what council tax reductions you may be eligible for, we have our annual survey we would really appreciate you completing please and some fab updates from the communication team including the publication of the communication guidelines for individuals with Rett syndrome. She focuses on genetic and cell biology approaches to explore neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental diseases. Huda Yahya Zoghbi (Arabic: هدى الهبري الزغبي Hudā al-Hibrī az-Zughbī; born 1954), born Huda El-Hibri, is a Lebanese-born American geneticist, and a professor at the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine. A member of her lab successfully cloned the mouse homolog, Math1, in 1996. We asked Zoghbi, professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, about the power of this approach to study Rett syndrome. Endowed Chair, the director of the Texas Children's Hospital Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, a member of the Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor, and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Huda Zoghbi. [2] This led her to join Arthur Beaudet's group in 1985, after finishing her term as a postdoctoral researcher, for training in genetics and molecular biology. Impelled by the plight of the patients and intrigued by the bizarre mix of symptoms that mark the syndrome, Zoghbi boldly decided to change course, setting aside her clinical career to seek training in molecular genetics. Her family friends in America suggested she apply to Vanderbilt University. Huda Zoghbi Receives Canada Gairdner International Award for Research on Rett Syndrome Summary The Gairdner Foundation announced today that Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator Huda Y. Zoghbi of Baylor College of Medicine is a recipient of the prestigious 2017 Canada Gairdner International Award in recognition of her contributions to medical science. [5] Her work helped elucidate mechanisms of Rett syndrome and spinocerebellar ataxia type 1. Chao HT, Chen H, Samaco RC, Chahrour M, Xue M, Yoo J, Neul JL, Gong S, Heintz N, Ekker M, Rubenstein J, Noebels JL, Rosenmund C, Zoghbi HY "GABAergic dysfunction mediates autism-like stereotypies and Rett syndrome phenotypes.." Nature. Rett syndrome is rare, afflicting roughly one in 10,000 girls. Join our mailing list to stay in the loop and learn more about advances in research and upcoming events. She became an assistant professor at the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor in 1988, and was successively promoted to associate professor in 1991 and professor in 1994. In 1999, Huda Zoghbi and her team first linked mutations in … [18], Ever since Zoghbi was introduced to Rett syndrome early in her career, she has been working on the disorder alongside other research, despite the lack of enthusiasm from her colleagues, fellow researchers and funding agencies. In 1999, Dr. Huda Zoghbi and colleagues discovered that mutations in the gene encoding methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MECP2) cause Rett syndrome. Please join us Tuesday, September 10th at 1:00 pm eastern with Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D., Director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital; Baylor College of Medicine as we journey from discovery of the Rett syndrome disease-causing MECP2 gene to where that discovery and subsequent learnings have taken us to today. 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