Gerald Vockley, MD, PhD

Gerald Vockley, MD, PhD, is Chief of the Division of Medical Genetics Director of the Center for Rare Disease Therapy, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Jerry Vockley, is an internationally recognized leader in medical genetics and the field of inborn errors of metabolism. Dr. Vockley's long record of groundbreaking research has earned him distinction in his field. His integrated approach to the study of inborn errors of fatty acid beta-oxidation and branched chain amino acid metabolism has led to the discovery of several new genes in the metabolic pathways and redefined these critical cellular processes. His laboratory has identified and characterized the molecular basis of three new inborn errors of metabolism in recent years. Dr.Vockley has been awarded continuous National Institutes of Health (NIH) RO1 funding since his earliest days as an independent investigator. Dr. Vockley is board-certified in pediatrics, clinical genetics and biochemical/molecular genetics. He has published more than 70 articles in leading genetic and biochemical journals and has received numerous honors for his work. Dr. Vockley chairs the NIH advisory board that oversees the Human Genetic Cell Repository for the National Institute of General Medical Science and is an associate editor of Molecular Genetics and Metabolism.