The 2023 Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) Annual Meeting will be on Friday, September 22, 2023. The keynote speaker will be Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD, who is also this year’s winner of the August M. Watanabe Prize in Translational Research. The 2023 Indiana CTSI Annual Meeting will be focused on neurological disorders.
Zoghbi is a Distinguished Service Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital, and an investigator with Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Her research focuses on patients who are suffering from rare and mysterious disorders, including Rett syndrome. Rett syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by a genetic mutation which leads to serious impairment, affecting a child’s ability to walk, talk, eat and breathe. The disorder is usually recognized in girls under the age of two. Zoghbi’s research has also contributed to the understanding of a wide variety of neurological disorders and other diseases including deafness, pediatric brain tumors and sudden infant death syndrome.