"This is a magical moment!" HDF 2018 Symposium - Dr. Shirley Tilghman, Princeton University

“This is a magical moment. This is a moment when discoveries are going to really translate into better medical practice,” said Dr. Shirley Tilghman.

A rapt audience listened intently as Dr. Shirley Tilghman, president emerita and professor of molecular biology and public affairs at Princeton University, spoke about how genes are organized in the genome and regulated during early development.  A member of the National Research Council’s committee that set the blueprint for the United States effort in the Human Genome Project, she was also one of the founding members of the National Advisory Council of the Human Genome Project for the National Institutes of Health.  Dr. Tilghman is a world-renowned leader in the field of molecular biology whose brilliant scientific career as a mammalian development geneticist has advanced our understanding of Huntington’s disease and other disorders.

Click here to watch in full to Dr. Tilghman’s October 22, 2018 Symposium Presentation.