The Children's Research Institute
Maximillan Muenke, M.D.
Chief, Medical Genetics Branch, Division of Intramural Research, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Director, NIH Medical Genetics & Genomic Medicine Residency & Fellowship programs
Dr. Muenke’s laboratory research has been on the delineation and identification of the underlying causes of craniofacial anomalies in humans: holoprosencephaly and other craniofacial anomalies, craniosynostosis syndromes including the most common one, Muenke syndrome. With his initial successes of gene identification for various monogenic craniofacial disorders and advances in technology the lab has studied more genetically complex disorders including 1) the most common malformation at birth, congenital cardiac anomalies, 2) the most common liver disease in children and adults, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and 3) the most common behavioral disorder of childhood, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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