The Bohring-Opitz Syndrome Foundation, Inc. is excited to announce a new member of our advisory board. Dr. Juan Young joins us as our first Scientific Advisor.
Dr. Young is a researcher and associate professor in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Miami. He co-directs the Center for Molecular Genetics, where he studies genetic mutations in mice models. He studied Rett Syndrome extensively, and more recently has published studies on 2q23.1 Microdeletion Syndrome. He is currently working on creating mice models with Bohring-Opitz Syndrome, in order to better understand treatment methods in the future. To our knowledge, this is currently the only BOS research happening in the United States.
We look forward to working with Dr. Young as he works to better understand the implications of the mutation that causes BOS. We feel his addition to our team will bring a new perspective to our growing community of knowledge.
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