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Juan Young, Ph.D.

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Juan  Young, Ph.D.


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  • Co-Director, Center for Molecular Genetics, John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
  • Research Associate Professor, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics



Juan Young, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics and Co-Director of the Center for Molecular Genetics at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics.  Young is a neurobiologist interested in identifying epigenetic signatures of human genetic diseases and in establishing animal models of neurological diseases. He has a longstanding interest in neurodevelopmental disorders in general and in understanding the pathogenesis of Rett Syndrome in particular. His work includes the identification of RNA-related functions of MeCP2, mutated in Rett Syndrome and the characterization of cellular and mouse models for this disease.