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Department of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric genetics research


Simeon Boyd, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Boyd uses molecular biology techniques to study gene and environmental factors contributing to birth defects, such as nonsyndromic craniosynostosis, bladder epispadias-exstrophy complex, and cleft lip and/or palate.  In addition, he has identified a new syndrome, Cranio-Lenticulo-Sutural dysplasia resulting from a mutation in SEC23A, a protein essential for endoplasmic reticulum to Golgi trafficking.

Jinoh Kim, Ph.D.

Dr. Kim's research focuses on protein trafficking within the cell by using biochemical and cell biological approaches; abnormal protein trafficking can be the cause of many human diseases.