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Malcolm K. Brenner, M.D., Ph.D.

Malcolm K. Brenner, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Center for Cell and Gene Therapy

Malcolm K. Brenner, M.D., Ph.D., is the director of the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at BCM, Texas Children's Hospital and The Methodist Hospital. He is also director of the Shell Center for Gene Therapy at BCM and a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Section of Hematology-Oncology.

He received his education at Cambridge University in England - from bachelor's to medical degree as well as his PhD. Before coming to Baylor, he was one of the pioneers in the field of gene therapy at St. Jude Children's Cancer Research Center in Memphis.

Brenner is a co-editor of the journal Molecular Therapy, a member of the American Society of Gene Therapy and a principal investigator or co-investigator on five NIH grants. He is the author or co-author of more than 200 professional articles in his field.

Richard A. Gibbs, Ph.D.

Richard A. Gibbs, Ph.D.

Director, Human Genome Sequencing Center

Richard A. Gibbs, Ph.D., is director of the BCM Human Genome Sequencing Center and the Wofford Cain Professor in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics.

Gibbs received a B.Sc. (Hons) in 1979 and a Ph.D. in genetics and radiation biology in 1986 at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. He moved to Houston as a postdoctoral fellow at Baylor to study the molecular basis of human-linked diseases and to develop technologies for rapid genetic analysis.

He joined the Baylor faculty in 1991 and established the BCM Human Genome Sequencing Center in 1996. In 2000, Gibbs was a recipient of the annual Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Awards.

Dolores Lamb, Ph.D.

Dolores Lamb, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Reproductive Medicine

Dr. Dolores Lamb is the director of the Center for Reproductive Medicine. She also serves as the Lester and Sue Smith Chair in Urologic Research, as a professor of Urology and Molecular and Cellular Biology and as vice-chair for Research, Scott Department of Urology

Dr. Lamb is an investigator in the fields of urology, male infertility, steroid hormone action, prostate cancer and genitourinary birth defects. Her experience is unique as she has an extensive background in both the clinical diagnostic and the basic science arenas in men’s health. Dr. Lamb supervises one of the largest laboratories for male reproductive research and testing in the country. She received the First Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

Amy L. McGuire, J.D., Ph.D.

Amy L. McGuire, J.D., Ph.D.

Director, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Amy L. McGuire, J.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and medical ethics, is the director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine. She was awarded the Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award for Education Leadership and the Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation, is a member of the BCM Academy of Distinguished Educators, and is a member of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. McGuire received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center, summa cum laude, and her Ph.D., with distinction, from the Institute for Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Her research focuses on legal and ethical issues in genomics. She is currently studying participant attitudes toward genomic data sharing, investigators’ practices and perspectives on the return of genetic research results, ethical issues in human microbiome research, and ethical and policy issues related to the clinical integration of genomics.

C. Kent Osborne, M.D.

C. Kent Osborne, M.D.

Director, Breast Center
Director, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center

C. Kent Osborne, M.D., received his A.B. and his M.D. from the University of Missouri, both with honors. He completed his internship and residency at Johns Hopkins, and followed this with three years as a clinical associate at the Medicine Branch of the NCI. He was a faculty member at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio from 1977 until 1999, becoming chief of medical oncology in 1992. In 1999, Osborne moved to Baylor to direct a new Breast Center.

As previous chairman of the Breast Cancer Committee for the Southwest Oncology Group, Osborne directed numerous clinical trials investigating new treatment strategies in primary and metastatic breast cancer. Osborne currently directs the Baylor Breast Cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence Grant.

Among his previous awards are the Komen Foundation Award and the Brinker International Award for breast cancer research. Osborne has authored more than 250 manuscripts dealing with the biology and treatment of breast cancer.

Jeffrey P. Sutton, M.D., Ph.D.

Jeffrey P. Sutton, M.D., Ph.D.

President and Institute Director, National Space Biomedical Research Institute
Director, Center for Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine 
Friedkin Chair for Research in Sensory System Integration and Space Medicine

Dr. Jeffrey P. Sutton was appointed president and institute director of NSBRI in 2001. He is also professor of Medicine and director of the Center for Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sutton holds an M.D. degree, a M.Sc. in medical science (neuroscience) and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Toronto. His residency training was at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sutton's career spans research, education, clinical care and administration. He has made contributions to the fields of computational neuroscience, neuroimaging and smart medical systems. In 1995, he founded the Neural Systems Group at the Massachusetts General Hospital and has been a faculty member of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology since that time. He has been instrumental in developing innovative research and education programs at NSBRI and in establishing the BCM Center for Space Medicine in 2008. Dr. Sutton's academic leadership is internationally acclaimed, and he has received numerous awards for his achievements, including the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, an NIH Career Scientist Development Award and the President's Citation from the Society of NASA Flight Surgeons.

Hui Zheng, Ph.D.

Hui Zheng, Ph.D.

Director, Huffington Center on Aging

In addition to serving as director of the Huffington Center on Aging, Dr. Zheng is a professor in the departments of Molecular and Human Genetics,Molecular & Cellular Biology and Neuroscience. She received her Ph.D. at Baylor College of Medicine. She is interested in understanding the pathophysiology of amyloid precursor protein (APP) and presenilins (PS) and developing a mouse model that recapitulates Alzheimer’s disease pathogenic process.