Human Molecular Genetics Lab, Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, Uruguay
José Luis Badano heads the Human Molecular Genetics Laboratory at the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo. He obtained his BSc in biological sciences (1997) at Universidad de la Republica in Uruguay and his PhD (2004) at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Dr. Nicholas Katsanis Laboratory at the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, USA, before becoming head of the Human Molecular Genetics Laboratory in 2007. His research focuses on the genetic and molecular basis of disorders caused by ciliary dysfunction. He has made important contributions in identifying causal and modifier genes and elucidating the cellular basis of Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS), a ciliopathy characterized by obesity, polydactyly, retinal degeneration and renal malformations.
Young Affiliate Alumnus
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Scientific field:04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
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TWAS Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Partner (TWAS-LACREP)