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UAB IDDRC Co-Principal Investigator

Bruce Korf, M.D., Ph.D., UAB IDDRC Co-PI

Dr. Bruce Korf is a nationally recognized leader in human genetics and internationally regarded as a leading authority in the neurodevelopmental disorder neurofibromatosis. Dr. Korf joined the UAB faculty in 2003 as the Wayne H. and Sara Crews Finley Professor of Medical Genetics and Chair of the UAB Department of Genetics. Prior to this time, Dr. Korf had distinguished himself at Harvard Medical School for the past twenty years, rising through the academic ranks to Associate Professor. He was appointed Medical Director of the Harvard-Partners Center for Genetics and Genomics in 1999.

Dr. Korf has had major leadership roles in the National Neurofibromatosis Foundation since 1985. He was Vice-President for Clinical Genetics of the American College of Medical Genetics from 2001-2002, President of the Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics from 2002-2004, and Chair of the Committee on Standards of the LCME in 2002. He has served as Chair of the NIDCR Special Emphasis Panel, a member of the NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository, and Chair of the Integration Panel of the US Army Neurofibromatosis Research Program. He is presently a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Human Genetics and the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Korf is a member of numerous professional societies in being a founding Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics. He serves on numerous editorial boards including the American Journal of Human Genetics, Journal of Neural Transmission, Genetics in Medicine, Neuropsychiatric Genetics, and Current Protocols in Human Genetics and is Section editor for Genetics, Current Opinion in Pediatrics.

Dr. Korf has received numerous awards from the National Neurofibromatosis Foundation including the Von Recklinghausen, the President’s, and the Courtmanche awards. Dr. Korf has mentored numerous graduate students and postdoctoral fellows since 1987 in clinical and molecular genetics. Since arriving at UAB, Dr. Korf has engaged actively in collaborative activities with the CIRC and the Sparks Clinics.

Bruce Korf. M.D.

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Kaul Human Genetics Building Rm. 230
720 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0024


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