May 13, 2019
Presented by: Cornelius Boerkoel, MD, PhD, FAAP, FABMG, FCCMG, Executive Director of Imagenetics Research Center for Genomic & Molecular Medicine at Sanford Health & MeritCare, Missouri
About this seminar: As a physician–scientist, Dr. Cornelius (Neal) Boerkoel has focused on genetic medicine, namely, precision medicine and precision prevention. As the Executive Director for Sanford Imagenetics Research Center on Genomic & Molecular Medicine and Executive Clinical Director of the Sanford Genetics Laboratories, he pioneered an approach to precision prevention. Dr. Boerkoel received his MD and PhD from Case Western Reserve University. He trained in Pediatrics at the University of Washington and in Clinical Genetics at the University of Toronto. He completed postdoctoral training at Baylor College of Medicine and also served there as clinical and research faculty. He has characterized the genetic basis and the molecular pathophysiology of several disorders and promoted novel therapeutic interventions, co-founded the Rare Disease Foundation, and developed and directed the research laboratory of the Undiagnosed Diseases Program at NIH where he pioneered a scalable model for translational research and precision medicine.