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M.D., Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Tom Caskey currently serves as Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine. He previously was the Director of the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Tom previously served as Senior Vice President, Human Genetics and Vaccines Discovery at Merck Research Laboratories, West Point and as President of the Merck Genome Research Institute. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, Royal Society of Canada, and past President of the American Society of Human Genetics and the Human Genome Organization, and Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science. His genetic research has identified the genetic basis of ten major inheritable diseases and opened up the understanding of triplet repeat diseases (Fragile X, myotonic dystrophy and others). His personal identification patent is the basis of worldwide application for forensic science and he is also a consultant to the FBI in forensic science.

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