CAROLINA I. GALAZ-MONTOYA, MD
University of Arizona, GIDP PhD Student
I have a strong academic background in Clinical Medical Genetics, having completed a Fellowship in Perinatal Genetics after my Residency in Medical Genetics. My clinical work with rare disease patients and their families throughout nearly 10 years, including hundreds of patients with neurogenetic disorders, drove me to seek a deeper understanding of the root causes and the molecular mechanisms underlying genetic disorders.
Understanding the genetic causes of a disease can be a very important step towards improving the quality of life and prognosis of people who struggle with these conditions io a daily basis. I recently joined the Kruer lab in Fall of 2022, where I will be initially focusing on the phenotypic characterization of newly recognized genes that are associated with neurological disorders, such as cerebral palsy and movement disorders. I am also interested in bioinformatics and the etiology of childhood congenital diseases