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Prof. Morava-Kozicz Awarded LA CaTS Grant To Develop New CDG Screening Test and Treatment
In collaboration with Prof. Michael Marble at Children's Hospital of New Orleans, Dr. Morava has been funded to develop screening at the Hayward Genetics Biochemical Genetics Lab for a new category of metabolic diseases involving abnormal glycosylated proteins. Dr. Morava-Kozicz will also evaluate the effectiveness of dietary galactose treatment on a subset of these patients. The Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center (LA CaTS) was established to develop inter-institute collaborations.

International Teamtricians Offered Advanced Course on Neurometabolic Disorders
Pediatricians were offered an advanced course on neurometabolic disorders over a four day span in March 2013. More than 60 participants registered for the training, including neurologists, pediatricians, neonatologists, fellows and biochemical geneticists from Hong Kong and China. The training included lectures, workshops and diagnostic sessions. The highly interactive meeting was a great success.

International team from:

  • Tulane University Medical School (Professor Eva Morava-Kozicz and Professor Tamas Kozicz), United States
  • Hospital for Sick Children from Toronto (Professor Ingrid Tein), Canada
  • Radboud University Nijmegen (Professor Ron Wevers), Netherlands
  • San Juan Hospital from Barcelona (Dr. Angeles Garcia-Cazarola), Spain And the multidisciplinary team of neurometabolic diseases from: St. Margaret Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Professor Virginia Wong, Dr. E Yau and Dr. W Fung), Hong Kong
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Upcoming Seminars
All seminars will take place on Fridays from 11:00 - 12:00

"Stem Cells and Cancer"
Alexander Nikitin, MD, PhD
January 10th, LSU Health Sciences Center

"Epigenetics: Shaping the Genome During Muscle Cell Differentiation & Its Relevance to Cancer"
Melanie Ehrlich, PhD
January 17th, Room 4150

"Legal Barriers and Potential Solutions to the Electronic Exchange of Genetic Information"
Kristin Lyman, JD, MHA
January 24th, Room 4150


Welcome Class of 2014

This year there are 14 students entering the Human Genetics Master's program. We have an outstanding group of students from all over the country. 

Welcome New Faculty Members

Dr. Morava-Kozicz and Dr. Kozicz

Eva Morava-Kozicz, MD, PhD and Tamas Kozicz, MD, PhD, have joined the Hayward Genetics Center. Dr. Morava-Kozicz is appointed as Professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Tamas Kozicz is appointed as an Associate Professor of Anatomy and will be teaching and conducting research in the Department of Structural Cellular Biology and at the Hayward Genetics Center.

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Human Genetics Program

One-year Master’s Program applications are open from October 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014. To apply click here.

Interested in our One-Year Master's Program? The Human Genetics Program offers a 1-year, post-baccalaureate Master of Biomedical Science Degree with a concentration in Human Genetics. Read more...

graduation class of 2011


Sharma and Dr. Karen Weissbecker


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Hayward Genetics News

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A Holiday Greeting from One of Our Patients

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Welcome New Staff Member!

Dr. Arivudainambi (Nambi) Ramalingam has recently joined the Human Genetics program as a Molecular Genetics fellow following a post doctoral research fellowship at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, Wynnewood, PA. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX in Human Biological Chemistry & Genetics. He is interested in the clinical aspects of inherited human disorders and syndromes, especially, in epigenetic defects and also in understanding the molecular mechanisms of cancer development and progression.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2013!

Another fine group of students have completed their Masters in Human Genetics in May. Within this class of 17, students are headed to medical schools (University of South Carolina), PhD programs in genetics (Baylor, LSU), genetic counseling programs (Arcadia) and science jobs (NIH, Tulane, Vanderbilt, LI Jewish Hospital). We wish each of them well and will follow their progress with pride.

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Congratulations to our Faculty!

Dr. Karen Weissbecker, Course Director, was nominated for her course in Medical Genetics for the Best First Year Course in the medical school. This nomination, among 3 courses total, is outstanding, especially considering we are a much shorter course than others. Also, Dr. Hans Andersson was nominated and won honorable mention for Best T1 Lecturer.


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