About the Lab
The Burrage Laboratory is interested in the genetic and biochemical basis for rare diseases. We combine laboratory-based approaches and clinical/translational studies to investigate rare diseases with a particular focus on inborn errors of metabolism, such as urea cycle disorders. Our long-term goal is to gain greater understanding of the long-term complications of these disorders so that we can optimize management strategies for our patients. Simultaneously, we use these rare disorders as models for understanding basic biological processes that impact more common diseases. In addition, the laboratory participates in large collaborative studies of rare diseases such as the Baylor College of Medicine Undiagnosed Diseases Network and Baylor College of Medicine Center for Precision Medicine Models.