Judith Fridovich-Keil, Ph.D.
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Areas of Specialization / Research Interests
Roles of galactose and galactose metabolism in normal development, homeostasis, and disease.
The focus of our research is galactose metabolism and the role(s) galactose metabolites play in normal development and disease. Specifically, we are working to understand the role(s) of galactose metabolism in normal embryogenesis and homeostasis using a fly model system, and the pathophysiology of transferase- and epimerase-deficiency galactosemias using a combination of model systems and patient studies. We are also applying both basic and translational approaches to identify genetic and environmental modifiers of outcome in galactosemia. Finally, we are exploring novel strategies for improved intervention in galactosemia.
1988 Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1983 AB in Biochemistry (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa), Princeton University
1989-91 Training Fellow in Clinical Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School
1988-91 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cell Growth and Regulation, Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
1996- present Diplomate, Clinical Molecular Genetics, American Board of Medical Genetics