Judith Fridovich-Keil, Ph.D.


Office: 345

Lab: 325

Phone: 404-727-3924

Email: jfridov@emory.edu

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Whitehead Biomedical Research Building

615 Michael St.

Atlanta, GA 30322

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.


  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988
  • AB, Biochemistry (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa), Princeton University, 1983
  • Training Fellow in Clinical Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, 1989-91
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cell Growth and Regulation, Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 1988-91

Board Certifications

  • 1996- present  Diplomate, Clinical Molecular Genetics, American Board of Medical Genetics