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ASL Academician Huda Zoghbi was awarded the 2020 Lundbeck Foundation Brain Prize

ASL Academician Huda Zoghbi was awarded the prestigious Lundbeck Foundation Brain Prize. This 10-million Danish kroner prize is conferred once a year “in recognition of a researcher’s unprecedented contribution to international brain research”

Professor Zoghbi is a co-recipient of the prize with Sir Adrian Bird from the University of Edinburgh “for their groundbreaking work to map and understand epigenetic regulation of the brain and for identifying the gene that causes Rett syndrome”. Their seminal studies offer hope that a treatment may soon be found for this debilitating progressive neurodevelopmental disorder that primarily afflicts girls and leads to severe impairment in their ability to speak, walk, eat, and breathe.