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Prof Huda Yahya Zoghbi – Winner of Brain Prize 2020

Prof Huda Yahya Zoghbi – Winner of Brain Prize 2020

February 22, 2021

Prof Huda Yahya Zoghbi is a Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, Neuroscience, and Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital.


Her work has led to the discovery of the genetic cause of Rett syndrome and provided insight into the function of the gene in various neurons. Along with training over 90 scientists and physician-scientists who have gone on to successful careers, she is the recipient of many prizes including the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for 2017 and the Brain prize in 2020.


In this episode, she shares her wisdom about a life and career in science and how structures and institutions can come together to include members from underserved and underrepresented minorities. 


  1. Brain prize profile
  2. Breakthrough prize profile

Audio-transcription of the episode

Interviewed and edited by Dr. Shruti Muralidhar, Audio content editing by Abhishek Chari, Music from Lee Rosevere. Other projects by Shruti Muralidhar: BiasWatchIndia and IndSciComm.

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