- Baylor College of Medicine (Office)
- One Baylor Plaza Houston, Texas 77030 United States (713) 798-2672 Office website
- Assistant Professor
- Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
- Baylor College of Medicine
- Houston, TX, US
- PhD from New York University
- JD from University of Pennsylvania School of Law
- MA from University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
- BA from University of Puerto Rico
- Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of North Carolina School of Medicine
- ELSI Genomics
Honors & Awards
- Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence, UNC-Chapel Hill
- K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award, National Human Genome Research Institute
- F31 National Research Service Award, National Institute of Mental Health
- Diversity Program in Neuroscience Fellowship, American Psychological Association
- Scholarship Award Biology of Memory Course, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York
- Summer Program in Neuroscience, Ethics, and Survival, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
- 2005 Psychology Medal, Highest GPA in Psychology B.A., University of Puerto Rico
- Recognition for Academic Achievements, Senate of Puerto Rico
- Psychology Student of the Year Award (undergraduate), Puerto Rican Psychological Association
- Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomics
- Emerging Neurotechnologies
- Bioethics, Law, and Policy - emerging biomedical technologies
Gabe Lázaro Ph.D., J.D., M.B.E., is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine. In his research, Dr. Lázaro-Muñoz combines his background in neuroscience, law, and bioethics to examine the social implications of emerging biomedical technologies in neuroscience and genomics.
He is principal investigator of two studies: a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to examine ethical, legal, and public policy challenges generated by translational psychiatric genomics research, and the integration of psychiatric genomics knowledge and technologies into clinical care and other spheres of society; and a BRAIN Initiative - National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded study to examine emerging ethical, legal, and social implications of the development of adaptive deep brain stimulation systems for the management of neuropsychiatric and movement disorders.
Dr. Lázaro-Muñoz is Chair of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics Ethics Committee and visiting professor of Neuroethics in the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lázaro-Muñoz obtained a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Professor Joseph LeDoux’s laboratory at New York University, where he studied neural pathways involved in the acquisition, storage, and behavioral expression of memories associated with fear-motivated actions. Dr. Lázaro-Muñoz has a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and is a licensed attorney. He also has a Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Puerto Rico.
- Lázaro-Muñoz G, Farrell MS, Crowley JJ, Filmyer DM, Shaughnessy RA, Josiassen RC, Sullivan PF. "Improved ethical guidance for the return of results from psychiatric genomics research.." Mol Psychiatry.. 2018 January;23(1):15-23. Pubmed PMID: 29158581
- Zuk P, Torgerson L, Sierra-Mercado D, Lázaro-Muñoz G.. "Neuroethics of Neuromodulation: An Update." Curr Opin Biomed Eng. 2018;8:45-50. Pubmed PMID: 30687802
- Ward ET, Kostick KM, Lázaro-Muñoz G.. "Integrating Genomics into Psychiatric Practice: Ethical and Legal Challenges for Clinicians.." Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2019 Pubmed PMID: 30614887
- Kostick KM, Brannan C, Pereira S, Lázaro-Muñoz G.. "Psychiatric genetics researchers' views on offering return of results to individual participants." Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. Pubmed PMID: 30358063
- Lázaro-Muñoz G, Yoshor D, Beauchamp MS, Goodman WK, McGuire AL.. "Continued access to investigational brain implants.." Nat Rev Neurosci.. 19(6):317-318. Pubmed PMID: 29686310
- Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School
- Ethics Committee of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics
- Neuroethics of aDBS Systems Targeting Neuropsychiatric and Movement Disorders (PI) - #R01MH114854
- Grant funding from BRAIN Initiative - National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health
- This projects examines emerging ethical, legal, and social implications of the development of adaptive deep brain stimulation systems for the management of neuropsychiatric and movement disorders.
- Return of Results from Psychiatric Genomics Research: Attitudes and Barriers (PI) - #R00HG008689
- Grant funding from National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health
- This projects examines emerging ethical, legal, and policy challenges related to advances in psychiatric genomics technology, translational psychiatric genomics research, and the integration of genomics to psychiatric practice.