Category: Press Release

Mary-Claire King, PhD, Joins the New York Genome Center as Senior Associate Core Member

In her new consulting role at the NYGC, Dr. King will serve as a senior advisor on neuropsychiatric genomics. Dr. King was the first to identify the BRCA1 gene, whose discovery transformed the diagnosis, drug development and treatment of this inherited form of breast cancer. More recently, her research has focused on the genetics of schizophrenia, contributing to the understanding of complex disease inheritance.