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Dr Eric Vilain

427-Vilain-Eric Eric Vilain, M.D., Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Genetic Medicine Research at Children's National Medical Center in Washington D.C. and the Chair of the Department of Genomics and Precision Medicine at George Washington University. His laboratory explores the genetics of sexual development, focusing on the molecular mechanisms of gonad development, as well as on the genetic determinants of brain sexual differentiation, including sexual orientation and gender identity. He has identified a large number of mutations in sex-determining genes, and developed animal models with atypical sexual development. He has received numerous awards, notably from the National Institute of Health, the March of Dimes, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Society for Pediatric Research and has published extensively in the field of sexual development. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics, a Member of International Olympic Committee Medical Commission and a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
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