Brendan Lee, MD, PhD – 2014 HCC Grant Recipient

2014 HCC Seed Grant Cancer Research Recipient


Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Lee is Professor of Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Director of the Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Bone Disease Program of Texas. He is also founder and director of the Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital and founder and director of the Medical Student Research Track at Baylor College of Medicine. 

As a pediatrician and geneticist, Dr. Lee studies structural birth defects and inborn errors of metabolism. Dr. Lee identified the first genetic causes of human skeletal dysplasias, birth defects that affect either the growth or strength of the skeleton. Most recently, he has studied the causes of brittle bone disease in children. In so doing, he is developing new approaches for diagnosing and treating these disorders. These conditions may present with hundreds of fractures at birth or isolated osteoporosis in children. 

Dr. Lee has received local and national recognition including induction into the American Association of Physicians, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Texas Academy of Medicine, Science, and Technology Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Medicine, the E. Meade Johnson Award for Pediatrics Research, the Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Award, and the American Philosophical Society’s Judson Darland Prize for Patient-Oriented Clinical Investigation.

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